Most sinks are vertical, meaning they are supported by stands from the ground. The only drawback with these types of sinks is that they tend to take up a lot of space. If you are looking to maximize space and enhance the look of your bathroom, then you may want to consider installing the sink on a wall, otherwise known as a wall-mounted sink. The installation procedures are pretty simple and you don’t really need to be an experienced plumber or contractor to do it. For as long as the wall where you want to mount the sink on has the necessary support to handle the weight and lock the bracket of the sink, you should not have a hard time accomplishing this project. That said here are the procedures involved in the installation.
- Mark the area. Determine the area where you want the sink to be mounted on and mark it. You can use a pencil to do this. This done, take the mounting bracket that came with your sink and position it on that particular area. Make sure it is level by using a torpedo level. Once properly leveled, flush the mount onto the hole and mark the holes for the bracket on the wall.
- Mount it. With the wall marked accordingly, get a power drill with a drill bit of the same diameter of the screws or bolts and make the pilot holes. Once that is done, drill the holes based on the depth indicated in the sink manufacturer’s manual. As soon as the hole have all been drilled, flush the mount on the wall and screw it onto the wall through the mounting holes you made. Tighten the screws the best you can.
- Assemble the sink. The sink will come with connecting supply hoses, the faucet, and the drain flange. For now, assemble only the faucet and supply hoses. You can use the channel locks to connect the hoses. Once the faucet and hoses are done, proceed with the drain flange assembly. Apply putty to the lip of the drain flange and lock it in place. Again, consult the manual for instructions on this.
- Mount the sink. With the bracket already mounted, to mount the sink, all you have to do is hang it over the bracket. The sink should slide in smoothly onto the bracket. Again, use the torpedo level to level the sink.
- Connect the supply. With the sink already in place, you can now connect the other end of the supply hoses to the water supply lines in the wall. For now, refrain from testing until the drain pipe is in place.
- Install the drain pipe. The P-trap should come with the sink as well. Connect one end to the drain pipe fitted on the wall. The other end should be connected to the tail piece directly under your sink. The P-trap should easily lock into place however; you would do well to wrap the connection with plumber’s tape or silicone caulk for a more effective seal.
The last part of the project will be a simple application of caulk along the sink’s back part that is plastered on the wall. Apply a small amount and work it in with your finger. Allow the caulk to dry and test the sink out. Apply caulk or plumber’s tape to any leaks in the connection.