A Vintage cast iron sink is one of those few kitchen equipment that lends a timeless classic look to your kitchen giving it that traditional mood. People tend to go for this design of sink because they offer durability so if you install this type of sink at home you may not need to install another in a long time.
The vintage sink comes in a variety of colors and styles giving users the option of picking their favorite color and design though the most popular is the white color. In this article, we’re going to examine how one can install this type of sink after purchasing the design and color that you like.
How to Install a Vintage Cast Iron Sink?
Purchasing a vintage cast iron sink is one of those tough tasks because the sinks are heavy and would require the help of two or more people to carry around and fit into the position you want to install it. So whenever you’re going to install one, you may need to get help from other people. With that said, after purchasing the sink and taking it home the first step in installing the sink include;
Measuring the sink
You have to measure where you’re placing the sink to know if it fits or you have to make some adjustments. Measure the area using the template that came with the sink as this would ensure you make a proper cutout. However, if there’s no template, measure the sink with tape and create a template. You also have to check to see if the counter you’re placing the sink on is strong enough to hold the weight of the sink.
Install the faucet and basket strainer
Before setting up your sink, you should first install the faucet and basket strainer. To install the basket first, use a damp cloth and remove any debris or dust stuck in the drain hole. This would ensure that the basket is sealed properly to the drain hole. Put in a good amount of putty under the basket and push it into the drain hole.
From beneath the sink, put in the large washer followed by the second thinner washer then hold them in place by screwing a metal nut onto the thread. While you’re tightening the basket, the putty will flow out due to pressure. Use the rag and wipe it off.
Once the basket has been installed, the faucet has to follow. You have to look up the manufacturer’s instructions to install this item as the installation process varies by brand.
Install the vintage cast iron sink
Before installing the sink, you have to turn it upside down to protect its top surface from scratch or damage. Apply silicone sealant around the sink edge and place the sink in the cutout space until it is resting perfectly on the counter. Take the rag and wipe off the excess sealant for it to dry properly. Give it about 24 hours for the installation process to complete
Connect the sink to the plumbing
You have to connect your pipe and drain to the sink. To do this you have to connect the drain to the basket strainer. With a pipe cutter, trim off the edges of the pipe then joint them to the faucet using the manufacturer’s instruction.
Check to see if connection works
After the connections, turn on the faucet to see if it flows and if the water goes down the drain without leaking. Check for leaks so you can carefully correct them where they occur.
If you follow these steps accordingly, you should be able to carefully install your vintage cast iron skin successfully.