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Bathroom Tips: Double Sink Bathroom Plumbing

Bathroom Tips: Double Sink Bathroom Plumbing

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March 18, 2008

If you want to make improvements to your bathroom, there are a lot of practical options that you can do yourself.  While adding a new plumbing fixture or moving an existing fixture may prove to be too complicated for the average weekend home remodeler's skills, he or she can still make a lot of great changes to existing plumbing fixtures.  For example, installing double sink bathroom plumbing fixtures in the bathroom will be a fairly easy job to accomplish, as long as you have some previous plumbing experience and all the correct tools.

Double sink bathroom plumbing is easiest in bathrooms where the existing sink is attached to a cabinet.  In this situation, all that really needs to be done is removing the old sink and countertop, attaching the new drain assembly and the new faucet to the vanity, use plumber's putty to create a tight seal between the faucet and the vanity and the drain assembly and the vanity, install the new vanity cabinet if you are replacing it, hook up the supply lines, and then make sure there are no leaks.  Using a t-connector will facilitate the addition of the new hot and cold water hook ups for your double sink bathroom plumbing.  Then you will want to install the vanity and use a silicone adhesive to attach the vanity to the cabinet.

Double Sink Bathroom Plumbing 

The tools you will need to complete this double sink bathroom plumbing job might be things that you don't have readily available in your home.  Tools like a flat bar, pipe wrench, hacksaw, electrical and groove-joint pliers, and a caulking gun are not usual suspects in the average tool bag.  However, these are very important to the project.  If you want to do it by yourself, and you think you will have a need for these tools in the future, it may be worth investing in these specialty tools.  After all, you never know when you might want to redo your other bathroom or add double sink bathroom plumbing! 

If the above steps seem overwhelming, or if you are not sure you want to deal with the expensive problems that can come with improperly installed double sink bathroom plumbing, you can always hire a professional contractor to complete the project.  A lot of times, this will actually save you money in the long run, especially if you are prone to home improvement hazards like leaking sinks and breaking materials.

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