Whether you are replacing an old sink or adding a new sink, installing a self rimming sink is a reasonable do-it-yourself kind of job. Step 1: Determine the size of the sink by measuring the counter surface. Account for any under-the-sink obstructions such as drawers or plumbing fixtures. The sink should sit approximately one and…


How to fix a leaky sink strainer. If your kitchen sink stainer assembly is worn or leaking you should be able to install a new one without too much difficulty. Step 1: Place a bucket or towel beneath the sink drain line and use a pipe wrench to loosen the drain line coupling nut from…


Replacing old and worn cabinet hinges is simple, when you find hinges that are the same size and shape. If the new hinges do not match up to the old ones, the job becomes a little more complicated. Step 1: Detach the cabinet door from its frame by removing the hinge screws on the cabinet…


You don’t have to tap into an existing water line to hook up the icemaker in your refrigerator. Instead, you can use a special tee designed to fit right on the cold water shut off valve beneath your kitchen sink. Step 1: Purchase a quarter inch stainless steel flex line, copper tubing or plastic tubing…


Install an Ice Maker If your new refrigerator comes equipped with an ice maker you may not need to call the plumber to hook it up. Step 1: To tap into an existing water line measure the distance from the water line to the back of the refrigerator. Purchase a quarter inch stainless steel flex…


Installing or replacing a Disposal is not as difficult as you may think. Step 1: Disconnect the power supply to the old garbage disposal/disposer. If the disposer is hard wired you will need to turn the power off at the circuit box. Otherwise, just unplug the old cord. Disconnect the drain lines. Be sure to…