Kitchen Sink Cabinet Installation

Kitchen sink cabinets are the more involved installation processes of the flat pack kitchen. Firstly, the previous rough-in plumbing will have a vertical pipe coming either out of the floor or out of the wall to connect the sink drain plumbing to the drain trap. Also the hot and cold water copper pipes will be entering close by.

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The kitchen sink cabinet is assembled (see my Kitchen Cabinet Installation page) and the drain pipe and water pipe entries carefully measured and holes cut for them with a hole saw drill bit.

With a helping hand, carefully place the carcass over the pipes and set it down for anchoring to the wall and the adjacent cabinet. After settling the carcass, caulk up around the piping to inhibit pest entry and limit leaked water movement. Now the kitchen sink plumbing can be commenced.

The kitchen sink drain and drain trap are assemblies that require much forethought and personally, I like the trap to be under the shelf as shown below to increase usable storage space at a higher level. Installation of these items including kitchen sink faucets can't happen until both the kitchen bench-top and sink are installed. Because of its shape, the trap retains a small amount of water after the fixture's use. This water in the trap creates a seal that prevents sewer gas from passing from the drain pipes back into the occupied space of the building. It also catches wedding rings!!! Unless you are adept at this type of work, kitchen plumbing should be carried out by a plumbing contractor. 

kitchen plumbingHere is a set up with double sink, water filter and dishwasher inlet/outlet.

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