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How to Move Kitchen Plumbing: What You Need to Know

If you are remodeling your kitchen, you may need to move the plumbing. This can be a daunting task, but it is not impossible. In this blog post, we will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to move plumbing in your kitchen. We will also provide information on where to find a qualified kitchen plumber in Phoenix, AZ.

It’s always best to get in a professional to do the tricky work, but if you want to try doing it yourself, get ready for some hard work. Let’s get started.

How To Move Plumbing In A Kitchen?  
Moving the plumbing in your kitchen is tricky enough without going in blind. Do you already have a plan in mind for the remodeling? If not, planning out what you want is the best place to start. Once that’s done, follow these steps to get started on moving your kitchen plumbing.

Step 1: Determine where you want the plumbing fixtures located  
You probably already have an idea of where you want your plumbing fixtures located. But, it’s important to determine the exact location before you start any work. This will help avoid any costly mistakes. Make sure to add the exact measurements to your plan.

Step 2: Turn off the main water supply to your home  
This is an important step! You don’t want to accidentally flood your home while you’re working. You can read our article on turning off the main water supply for more information on this step.

If you don’t have time to read another article, simply locate the main shut-off valve, and close it. Once done, make sure no one opens it again until your work is done.  

Step 3: Turn off the hot water  heater  
If you have a gas water heater, turn the knob to “pilot.” If your water heater is electric, flip the switch to “off.” Once done, make sure to close the tap that’s connected to the water heater to prevent water from getting to your kitchen plumbing. If there’s no tap or valve to close, you will need to drain the system.

Step 4: Drain the plumbing system in your kitchen  
Once the main water supply is off, you will need to drain the plumbing system in your home. To do this, open all of the faucets around your home. This will allow all of the water to drain from the plumbing system.

Step 5:  Cut the water lines  
Now, it’s time to cut the water lines. You will need a hacksaw for this step. Make sure to measure twice and cut once!
Start by cutting the hot water line. Once done, move on to the cold water line. You will also need to measure and cut the pipes for the drainage system.

Step 6: Remove the old plumbing fixtures  
Now that the water lines are cut, you can remove the old plumbing fixtures. This includes sinks and faucets.
To remove a sink, start by disconnecting the P-trap. Once done, unscrew the nuts that are holding the sink in place. You may need a basin wrench to help you with this step. With the nuts removed, you should be able to lift the sink out.
To remove a faucet, start by removing the aerator. Once done, use a wrench to remove the nuts that are holding the faucet in place. With the nuts removed, you should be able to simply lift or pull the faucet out.

Step 7: Drill the holes for the new plumbing fixtures  
Now, it’s time to drill the holes for the new plumbing fixtures. Make sure to measure twice and drill once! You will need to drill holes for the drainage system, as well as for the hot and cold water lines.

Step 8: Install the new plumbing fixtures  
Now, it’s time to install the new plumbing fixtures. If you are using the same sink and faucet, simply reverse the steps you used to remove them.
If you are installing new plumbing fixtures, start by attaching the drainage system. Once done, connect the water lines to the supply lines. Make sure to use plumbing tape or putty to create a seal.
With the plumbing connected, you can now install the sink and faucet. Start by putting plumber’s putty around the base of the sink or faucet. Once done, place the sink or faucet in place and tighten all of the nuts.

Step 9: Test your work  
Once you have finished installing the new plumbing fixtures, it’s time to test your work. Turn on the main water supply and run to check for any leaks, small or large. If there are no leaks, you’re all done!

Where To Find A Professional Kitchen Plumber In Phoenix, AZ?  
Do you prefer to leave the plumbing to the professionals? If so, we can help!

At Merlin’s AC & Plumbing, our team of expert plumbers can help you with all of your plumbing needs – big or small! We proudly serve the Phoenix, AZ area, and we’re always here to help.

Give us a call today at 602-892-5338 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you with all your plumbing needs in Phoenix, AZ!

Final Thoughts  
There you have it – everything you need to know about moving plumbing in your kitchen! We hope this article has been helpful.If you have any questions or would like assistance with your plumbing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help!

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