What Tools Do You Need to Install a Bathroom Sink Drain?


Quick Answer

Installing a new pop-up sink drain requires a 12-inch adjustable wrench, plumber's putty and a putty knife. The majority of tasks involved in the job can be done by hand without tools. However, adjustable pliers may also be useful for difficult parts.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

A bucket can also be useful when replacing a drain to catch any leftover water or debris.


If replacing an existing drain that has become damaged, it may be necessary to take apart the sink's P-trap, which is the curved pipe directly beneath the drain, to recover parts that have fallen off. This may require a pipe wrench or other adjustable wrench, depending on the type of plumbing.

Learn more about Plumbing

Related Questions