Step 6: Set sink; connect water supply

Richard Trethewey setting a kitchen sink
Photo: Keller & Keller
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Remove the tape, pulling toward center of hole.

With sink still upside down, squeeze a bead of silicone caulk around the underside of the sink's lip.

Turn the sink upright and set it into the countertop hole.

Check that the front of the sink is parallel with the front edge of countertop. Adjust it, if necessary.

Connect the faucet to shut-off valves using acorn-head supply tubes or braided stainless steel hoses.

Attach the sprayer hose to the faucet's threaded tailpiece.

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    Tools List

    • tubing cutter
      Tubing cutter
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw with laminate-cutting blade
    • drill
      Drill-driver with spade bit
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • adjustable pliers
      Mechanic's pliers
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hack saw
      Hacksaw,
      for cutting PVC pipe
    • utility knife
      Utility knife or penknife,
      for removing burrs on PVC pipe cuts
    • straightedge guide
      Straightedge,
      for marking sink cutout

    Shopping List

    1. PVC PRIMER AND CEMENT

    2. PLUMBER'S PUTTY

    3. SAFETY GOGGLES

    4. 2-INCH DUCT OR MASKING TAPE

    5. PIPE-JOINT COMPOUND

    for sealing threaded metal joints