A modern bathroom is usually equipped with various types of sanitary ware that supports various activities in it. One of them is a sink. Functionally, the sink is used as a means of washing hands, washing face, or brushing teeth.
More than that, the sanitary ware that come in various models and colors also apparently also add to the beauty of the bathroom area. Arguably the sink is relatively important so it must be positioned and installed properly. Well this time #PakJago wants to share how to install one type of sink in the bathroom, which is a hanging sink.
Characteristics of Hanging Sinks
Before installing sanitary ware, including the sink, we must know its characteristics. Hanging sinks are among the most popular types compared to other types – side by side and pedestal. In addition to being affordable, flexible hanging sinks for a variety of bathroom designs and sizes, especially limited ones. The model is simple and tends not to take place so as to give the impression of space in a narrow space.
In the market, various sanitary brands are sold which present hanging sinks in various shapes, such as square, rectangular, oval, and round. Variation in width (also square or diameter) is around 25-48 cm and length ± 45-72 cm. While the most popular color is white because it is suitable for any style, especially for small and minimalist bathrooms.
How to Install a Sink
In addition to its characteristics, also recognize the parts and how to properly install the sink. Complete sink set containing sink bowl, faucet, drain pipe (chiffon or goose neck), stop tap or other accessories, and hanging equipment.
Other materials are pipes (PVC, HDPE, iron, galvanized iron, or stainless steel) and connection or fitting accessories, silicone glue, and seal tape. The diameter for the input pipe is ½ inch, while the output pipe is 1 inch. The tools are: meter, pencil, waterpass, wrench, drill as well as screw driver, hammer, and saw.
Each sink brand has its own installation method. It is recommended that you first study the detailed instructions that are included. In general, the installation of hanging sinks goes through the following steps.
Make preparations, such as installing clean water supply pipes (input pipes) and dirty water pipes (output pipes) in the position where the sink will be installed. To make it look neat, the pipe can be planted on the wall and under the floor. If construction is in progress, piping is done with other parts of the bathroom (shower and bathtub).
In an old house, the walls and floors must be demolished to place the two pipes, except if the pipes are exposed. The height of the input pipe is adjusted to the height of the sink. Standard sink height ± 85-95 cm or can be adjusted as needed. While the output pipe hole is installed under the input pipe with a distance of ± 15-20 cm (or according to the manufacturer’s instructions).
The result of preparatory work is the availability of input and output pipe holes which will later be connected to the sink pipe. Make sure at the both ends of the pipe mounted socket faucet for the connection. The sink is installed after the walls are plastered and finished (paint or ceramic). Turn off the water flow when installing the sink.
Arrange the chiffon or swan neck sink, if necessary, seal tape to keep it tight. Then connect the swan neck faucet socket to the output pipe on the wall. If necessary, put a seal tape so that the meeting.
Mount the sink sink (upper output fitting) through the hole in the bottom of the sink bowl. Tighten and check that the lid on the bottom of the sink works. Continue to install the water tap.
Check how the sink is hanging — with a bracket or hole in the sink. Mark the position of the screw hole by measuring it precisely. You can also temporarily attach the sink to the wall for fitting and marking holes. Make sure the goose neck and aperture are properly connected. Check flatness with a waterpass.
Pengeboran Perform marked wall drilling. Use the drill bit according to the type of wall (brick and concrete) and the size of the screw fischer. Next attach the fischer to the wall with the help of a hammer.
If the hanging system has a hole in the sink, after screwing, install the screws tightly. Then hang the sink properly then attach the key and tighten it. If the hanging system is with a bracket, after the fischer install the hanger bracket then screw and tighten. Then hang the sink properly. Check flatness with a waterpass.
Connect the avur (fitting the output from under the sink) to the goose neck that has been connected to the output pipe on the wall, then tighten it. Continue by connecting the input fittings from the tap to the input pipe on the wall, then tighten it.
Make sure all parts are correctly installed. To strengthen the hanging, apply silicone glue along the sink and wall junction lines.
Test by running water while checking each connection. Repair if there is still a leak. Check again by running water.
Finally, do the holes in the walls and proceed with finishing. Then, if necessary, also attach accessories such as mirrors, towel holders or cloths.