How Difficult Is It to Install a New Kitchen Sink?


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Installing a new kitchen sink and faucet is a moderately difficult task that requires 4 to 6 hours of labor to complete. Modern sinks have screw-on or glue-together fittings that make the task easier than it used to be.

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A new sink will usually cost anywhere from $50 to more than $300, depending on the type of sink and tools needed for installation.

Tools needed for installation include a tubing cutter, an adjustable wrench, a utility knife and mechanic's pliers. When shopping for supplies, safety goggles, pipe joint compound, plumber's putty and PVC primer and cement should be on the list of things to buy.

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