How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level
  • Hacksaw
  • Pliers
  • Slip joint pliers

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Plumber's putty
  • Basket strainer
  • Rubber washer
  • Cardboard washer
  • Locknut
  • Tailpiece washer
  • Tailpiece
  • Waste arm

You can buy everything you need for a new drain assembly in a kit at home centers for about $15.