How to Replace RV Sinks

How to Replace RV Sinks
One of the benefits of having an RV is the kitchenette. However, your RV kitchen sink is just like a regular kitchen sink. It can get scratched up, dented, punctured or simply start to look bad after a while. Replacing an RV sink is a straightforward procedure.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Crescent wrench Bucket Putty knife Plumber's putty Plumber's tape
  • Crescent wrench
  • Bucket
  • Putty knife
  • Plumber's putty
  • Plumber's tape
Step 1
Empty the sink's drain and water lines, then disconnect them with a crescent wrench. Many RVs do not have water valves under the sink the way your kitchen might. One method of draining the lines is to wait until your water tank is low or empty. Leave the water pump on and turn on the sink faucet to drain the lines. You also could turn off the water pump, disconnect the lines and place them in a bucket to drain.
Step 2
Leave the bucket under the sink to catch any water that leaks from the lines.
Step 3
Pull the faucet out of the sink.
Step 4
Use a putty knife to pry the sink out of the countertop. Remove the sink and set it aside for disposal. Scrape up the remaining putty with the putty knife.
Step 5
Put down a new layer of plumber's putty around the edge of the sink opening. Lower the new sink into position and press down. Scrape away any putty that is forced out along the edges of the sink's underside.
Step 6
Reconnect the water and drain lines and seal the joints with plumber's tape.

Tips & Warnings

If you choose to start a sink replacement job by draining your tanks, it might be a good time to clean the tanks as well.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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