10 Pitfalls of Sink Replacement

Common problems that could turn your project into a nightmare—and how to avoid them

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Cordless drill
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Bucket
  • Flashlight
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Pipe wrench
  • Plumbers tape
  • Putty knife
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Soldering torch
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Drain assembly
  • Shutoffs
  • Silicone caulk
  • Caulk remover
  • Pipe joint compound
  • Transition coupling