How to Install a Wall-Hung Sink

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Drill with assorted bits
  • Socket wrench
  • Tape measure
  • Framing square
Materials Required
  • Sink
  • Faucet
  • Drain assembly
  • Caulk
  • Plumbers putty

Before You Begin

Install sufficient backing behind the finished wall to provide a secure material for the anchoring devices. Don't want to get involved doing this job yourself? Click Home Advisor and find local prescreened plumbers in your area.

  • Step 1 : Layout the anchor bolts

    Layout the anchor bolts Follow the rough-in dimensions provided by the manufacturer and mark the location of the anchor bolts on the wall.

  • Step 2 : Install the anchor bolts

    Install the anchor bolts

    Drill two pilot holes for the anchor bolts in the finished wall. Install the bolts provided in the accessory pack.

  • Step 3 : Install the faucet and drain

    Install the faucet and drain

    It is much easier to attach the faucet and drain pop up assembly before the sink is hung on the wall. Follow the manufacturer's directions to install the faucet and drain assembly. Do not fully tighten slip-joint drain connections at this time.

  • Step 4 : Hang the sink on the wall

    Hang the sink on the wall

    Position the sink on the bolts. Install rubber washers, metal washers, and nuts on bolts. Hand tighten only at this time.

  • Step 5 : Level the sink

    Level the sink

    Use a carpenter's level to check that the sink is level. Then carefully tighten nuts until the sink is secured to wall. Do not over tighten the nuts.

  • Step 6 : Connect the faucet and drain

    Connect the faucet and drain Connect the faucet and drain

    Connect and tighten the trap to the drain. Then connect the hot and cold water supplies to the faucet.