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  1. How to Fix a Chipped Sink

    You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks , and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit. We show you how.

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  1. Unclog a Bathroom Sink Without Chemicals

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    Bathroom sink clogged? Here's an easy fix that doesn't require chemicals or drain snakes.

  2. Replace a Sink Sprayer and Hose

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    Replace a leaky or clogged sprayer hose and head in fifteen minutes. The trick is getting to the hose connection under the sink .

  3. Plumbing an Island Sink

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    Plumbing an island sink can be a challenge. That's because there is no adjacent wall to run a vent for the drain. This article will show you two different solutions to solve this vexing plumbing problem.

  4. How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains

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    Clogged sink drain? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an hour. Save yourself the plumbing service call and unclog your drain yourself by following our step-by-step instructions.

  5. How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

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    It's time to get rid of that drip-catching bucket under your kitchen sink . Whether your pipes need total replacement or just tightening, here’s how to put an end to the leaks. We'll show you how to find the leak, then fix it for good.

  6. How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

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    Quick and easy fix for a leaky kitchen sink basket strainer. Replace the basket strainer yourself in just an hour and save the cost of a visit from the plumber.

  7. How to Replace a Sink Base Cabinet Floor

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    The flimsy particleboard bottoms in most kitchen and bathroom sink bases are often swollen and moldy from leaks. The best fix is to cut them out and replace them.

  8. How to Plumb a Pedestal Sink

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    Make your cramped bathroom feel more spacious and stylish by tearing out the old vanity and sink and installing a new pedestal sink . It's the easiest way to remodel a bathroom. This simple change-out will make your entire bathroom will feel fresh and new again.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Small Bath Sinks

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    FromBobVila.com

    Choosing a sink for a small bath can be challenging. Choices are limited, and even if you find a sink that physically...

  2. Bob Vila Radio: Farmhouse Sinks

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    Farmhouse sinks , also known as apron-front sinks , are a country kitchen staple. These distinctive vessels have an exp...

  3. Jonathan Adler's New Kohler COLORS Sinks - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Given Jonathan Adler’s all-consuming love of c...

  4. Tempered Glass - Vessel Sinks : 10 Works of Art - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Tempered Glass - While they may have been inspired by the traditional dresser-top wash basin and pitcher, today's vessel sinks are nothing short of works of art.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Hang a Utility Sink

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    Utility sinks can be hung with a bracket instead of dealing with legs. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to install utility sinks or a laundry sink without needing legs. No legs helps with storage underneath the laundry utility sink .

  2. Kitchen Sink Features

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    Gray Uhl from American Standard explains the special featured to consider when choosing your kitchen sink .

  3. Kitchen Sink Size and Bowl Configuration

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    Gray Uhl from American Standard shows you the different types of kitchen sinks and gives tips on what would suit your needs better.

  4. How to Install a Kitchen Sink

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    Gray Uhl from American Standard shows you the easy steps for intalling a new kitchen sink .

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Blog Posts

  1. Are You Ready for a Colored Kitchen Sink ?

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    Jonathan Adler has teamed up with Kohler to produce a very vibrant line of kitchen ( and bathroom ) sinks that might have you rethinking that white farmhouse sink you just had installed. Jonathan's colors include Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Palermo Blue and Annapolis Navy. Each are ...

  2. Are You Ready for a Colorful Kitchen Sink ?

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    FromPosts tagged: Kitchen

    Jonathan Adler has teamed up with Kohler to produce a very vibrant line of kitchen ( and bathroom ) sinks that might have you rethinking that white farmhouse sink you just had installed. Jonathan's colors include Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Palermo Blue and Annapolis Navy. Each are ...

  3. Kitchen ideas: A better sink drain

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Ninety-nine percent of drain lines under sinks are bound to leak sooner or later. That’s because the parts are made from thin plastic and joined with “slip” joints that slip together and—eventually—slip apart. So if there’s...( read more )

  4. 48" Turned Leg Vanity

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY a turned leg vanity! Free plans from Ana-White.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  It's official - we've built the very first piece of furniture for the Momplex! If you follow along our Momplex story, you already know we are DIYing from scratch a duplex for our moms.  Well, last week, we started tackling the bathroom, starting with a mood board to help guide us through all the design decisions. First up, we wanted to add some interest and fancy-ness to this very plain and efficient bathroom by DIYing a turned leg vanity .... And you got a sneak peek of how that was coming along ....  It's coming along great! Well, other than the fact that it just looks good ... there's no water hooked up. I tell you, it's cruel and unusual punishment to tease a pregnant lady with a bathroom that looks good ... but doesn't work.  I plead the 8th Ammendment here! Yep, time to call the plumber.   Oh, wait, that's us. We are delighted to share the plans for this vanity with you.  It's designed for a single sink , 48" wide, but I've created these plans so you can easily customize the overall length, number of sinks , and use different sized store bought turned legs. The legs we used were provided by Osborne Wood - you can get more details on these exact legs here . We are also doing what we can to make the Mompex as green as possilbe, so are using PureBond Plywood when we can in furniture projects.  This vanity is made of solid wood and PureBond Plywood - so formaldehyde free!  It's also cheaper and easier to use plywood for things like the bottom shelf, the door panels, and the side panels, than it would be to use solid wood boards. Enjoy the plans following! XO Ana PS - I think you'll also love this smaller DIY turned leg vanity from DIY Diva!   Check it out! Materials and Tools Shopping List:  4 Turned Vanity Legs 1x3s, 1x2s 3/4" plywood 1/2" plywood for drawer panels and pullout drawers (plans coming soon) 1 1/4" pocket hole screws Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw jigsaw compound miter saw sander Cut List Cut List:  I'd love to give you just a simple cut list, but because all legs are going to vary, it's better to cut your boards to fit your legs. Cut list is for Osborne Wood Vanity Leg 2401 - I highly recommend adjusting your cut list to match your legs and vanity top - especially if you are using a store bought vanity top. Leg Ends 4 - Turned Vanity Legs with bottom stretcher block 4 - 1x3 @ 15"  1 - 3/4" plywood @ 19" x 15" Front/Back Face Frames I opted to leave the back open for easier access to plumbing, but the back could also be solid plywood. 4 - 1x3 @ 42" 4 - 1x2 @ 14" Bottom Shelf  2 - 1x2 @ approx 15" - cut to fit distance between bottom stretcher blocks for bottom shelf (measure) mine actually matched the upper stretcher block 2 - 1x2 @ approx 42" -  cut to fit distance between bottom stretcher blocks for bottom shelf (measure) mine actually matched the upper stretcher block 3/4" plywood cut to fit for bottom shelf, notched out for turned legs Interior Shelving See in plan Step 1 We built the two leg sets flush to the insides because one side is against the wall and the other side will hold the toilet paper hardware. This also makes it easier to mount drawer slides later on. We even considered adding a built in magazine rack. We used 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to put everything together. Step 2 Then we built two identical face frames for the front and back using again 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. The face frames were then attached to the two leg sets. For a longer vanity, you may wish to use 3/4" plywood instead on the back to beef it up - or if you are putting a heavy vanity top on. IMPORTANT: Depending on your sink size and location, build these face frames to suit. I highly recommend for store bought vanity tops and sinks to purchase first, measure and leave plenty of space for the sink . We errored on the safe side and left the standard 24" opening for the sink in the center (25 1/2" to the outsides of the face framing to allow for shelf sides of 3/4" thickness each). Step 3 Then we finished the trim for the bottom shelf. Our bottom shelf stretcher blocks matched the top, so we were able to just use the same length boards as the top face framing. We kept these guys flush to the outside just to maximize storage space underneath, but this ended up forcing us to have to place the pocket holes to the outside (turned legs kept splitting when attached to inside because there just wasn't enough wood to bite into). No biggie for us because we are painting, but for a stained finish, you may wish to inset the bottom trim a little to prevent this issue. Step 4 We cut the plywood to fit in a rectangle, then used a jigsaw to notch out the legs. Then we drilled 3/4" pocket holes around the underside of the shelf and attached with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to shelf trim. For heavier loads/longer spans an easy trick to beef up the center of the shelf is to attach hidden center "legs" under the bottom shelf. Step 5 We opted for pull out drawers (will put together a detailed plan for these) to the sides, so we only placed shelving under the center portion of the inside of the vanity. Your center shelf could extend all the way across - especially if you are using the sides as cupboard door storage. The bottom shelf is simply attached to the front and back face frames with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. You need to either attach to sides or add a partition like we did in the next step .... Step 6 The partitions keep contents seperated and also support the end of the center shelf. We ended up not going all the way to the top with ours just because we opted for the pull out drawers and didn't feel it was necessary. We used 3/4" plywood scraps but could have used a 1x3 or 1x4. This also gave use better access to installing the pullout drawer slides later on.   Again, just attached with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Step 7 For the doors, we used 1/2" plywood pocket holes to frames made of 1x3s. We measured the openings and built the doors to leave an 1/8" gap around all sides. I will do a full tutorial on how to build these drawers shortly. Step 8 We opted for a low maintenance all in one sink /vanity top made of a solid surface material.  As much as we'd have loved to DIY a tile topped vanity, I bet on this solid surface one with seamless sink to last longer and be easier to clean for Mom.  Crazy how the top cost more than the vanity itself! When we do the plumbing (hopefully soon!) I'll share how we attach the top. Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. May I Suggest a Finish? Walnut Minwax Express Color on Cedar Vintage Gray/Brown Stain on Pine Whitewash Stained Finish   1 of 9 ››

  5. 36" Sink Base Kitchen Cabinet - Momplex Vanilla Kitchen

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    FromAna-White.com

    Build your own kitchen from scratch! Free plans by ana-white.com for a standard 36" sink base cabinet Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Happy Friday!!! Thank you all for your positive feedback on the Ram's Kitchen Cabinet Carcass video - between me and you - it really made his ...

  6. Kitchen Sink Drains

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    FromAna-White.com

    Did you know that roping a house in doesn't mean we actually went out and lassoed a house and roped it in? Apparently, roping a house in means the you pulled wires through the wall. Huh. Now that we've got the Momplex roped in, we've got to finish up one last drain system. Do you see the short wall ...

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