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Disclaimer

The topic aims for educational purposes only, so if you have a problem with your kitchen sink, you can check where the possible defect occurs, or when you like to change your faucet but I still recommend you to consult a professional! You can call me too! Lol!

Since I am out of topic. I dedicate this to everyone around whose not well aware of their Kitchen Sink. Like the title itself, Know Your Sink! If you are all aware of it, wow, you can read still, if I missed something with the parts. And we can talk about it on the comments. If you aren't aware tho, well this one is for you. I hope you find time to read this!

By the way, if you are wondering the difference between, lavatories and kitchen sink, their uses are both similar- to drain, but differ in areas and what to drain, lavatories are commonly seen on comfort rooms and powder rooms which most likely drain only waste water which is mostly clean, meanwhile kitchen sink, is on kitchen area or service area which drains water that may contain oil, and grease. And kitchen sink has more wider area of waste discharge than lavatories.

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Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sink, includes drain, faucets, and level rim of water.

But I am not writing about all of that, as I know most of you have seen all of it, and is aware about it.

Lets tackle more all about behind of these fixtures. The one can't be seen in the eyes. You want that? Okay let's get it on.

Lets start with faucet. If your faucet in kitchen have water heater, these topic is not for you. Lol. Because, that part is still beyond my studies and it includes, electrical, in which I am not yet inclined. But yeah you could still read through. Maybe there can be similar in a way.

Some kitchen faucets are wall type to maximize the space and mostly if you are meticulous or very particular and you want a wide area for your sink, ledge type is the best choice for you.

Image 3 - photo taken by me

If you wish to change your faucets. You just have to turn off the gate valve where your faucet is connected. Most of the time, these gatevalves are located behind the kitchen sink.

In changing wall type faucets it is much easier as when you bought faucets you'll just remove the old one by rotating the faucets counter or counter clockwise depending on the way it was installed and you can finally replace it, make sure that teflon is available when you do it.

While on ledge type faucets you still have to remove the angle valve under the kitchen sink and the plug, flexible hose before you can finally change one.

Image 4 - photo taken by me

Image above shows the following.

  1. Gate Valve

  2. Flexible hose

  3. Double way angle valve

  4. Bottle trap

  5. Lavotory drain

The image 4 above shows the common composition of your kitchen sink.

The main purpose of the gate valve is to turn off and on the water coming through your faucets. However some of gate valves in the Philippines are installed near the water meter, which in some cases, could be a hassle.

Flexible hose are the one that is connected to the water line to the the faucet. If you can see the photos there are two flexible hose present, and it is because the faucet type installed in the sink has a provision for cold and hot water.

Angle valves hold the flexible hose and can also regulates the water pressure coming out through your faucets.

Bottle traps, u-pipe, p-trap, are most commonly use in kitchen sink while grease trap are most commonly used in large kitchens, like on restaurant or laboratories and the likes. The main purpose of this is to trap the waste disposed through your lavatory drains and provide a smooth flow of waste, also to prevent back flow and to trap the smell of the drainage pipes. If you look at the white bottom of the trap, it can be removed and you can checked it when your kitchen doesn't flow smoothly. Because, more of the waste is probably stuck in that area, like a chunk of dust, food and grease.

Also make sure that the pipe out from your trap shall be connected above the drainage piping to prevent back flow! Hehe like the photo shown below.

I hope you get what I mean! Haha 😆 And drain pipe shall be larger than the pipe of the traps!

Moreover when changing kitchen lavatory drains, it is much more easy like changing faucets! But that is if there is a need to change. As I have mention if you have a problem regarding not sinking waste and your sink is already full and the water is slowly dropping, you check the traps' clean out, and remove the waste in the trap!

T H A N K S F O R R E A D I N G !!!

Hi this is the kitchen sink teacher Meyzee! Lol! I hope you understand what I have written above and I have delivered it in layman's term.

Whilst most women love to cook, gardening, or facial cleansing, I love to observed and study those beyond what my eyes can see. And sometimes curiosity kills the cat! I too when I was young wonder how babies are made. Lol!

Thats a pun! 😆 I just thought there's a machine! 😆

Hope you save money from calling a plumber! And you have learn something from me!

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Thanks for my workmate for teaching me this things! Haha! Rawr

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There are machines creating babies, like in The Matrix lol!

That's sounds like a random article but I find it helpful :) It pays to know stuff like this so we don't have to rely on someone all the time to do it for us in case it need repairs.

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Haha the matrix! Is that a movie?

Yes thanks! I really do hope it helps! 😅

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Yes, lol! That's the first thing that came to my mind :D

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I'll show this article to my future wife okay? Haha she'll like it

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Haha! You shall find a wife first! Haha. Thanks again for your generous tips hehe

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Kami ate Meyzee wala kaming gripo . Poso lang ang meron kami hehe kaya parang may muscle na ang aking braso 😅 hirap din lalo na kapag mag lalaba, doble ang gagawin bomba to the max kaya sobra pong nakakapagod.

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1 year ago

Hehe sa amin din sa probinsya hehe malaki din ang braso ko haha 😆

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1 year ago

Haha sabi nga po nila Pang barako na ang kamay ko .. Lalo na so jowa nakooo mas malakas pa ako sakanya 🤣

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Haha! Awit naman!

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Sana talaga Meyzeee may gripo kami. Lababo lang kasi ang meron pero walang kemerut na ganito. Saka bomba ang gamit namin, unli water 🤧. Pero soon, papagawa ako ng mansion ko, talagang magpapalagay akonng gripo. Sayo ako papagawa ha? Hahaha, ang dami mo alam sa ganito, iba talaga pag multi talented. May time pa yan sa charts kala nyo. Haha.

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Haha! Sige ba! Ikaw pa ba naman!

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1 year ago

Part din ba yan ng work nyo yung pagcheck ng materials sa loob ng bahay? 😅

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1 year ago

Hehe ou. Structural to finishes 😆

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1 year ago

Ang galing haha. Narefresh utak ko sa pagbabasa dahil kakaiba 😂

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1 year ago

Hahaha! Salamat

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1 year ago

LOL, the rawr at the end. Hahahaha! Walang kupas! Meyzee the Plumber na ba this? 😂

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1 year ago

Meyzee the plumber na this haha!

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1 year ago

Thank you.. This is informative, it helps a lot if there is a problem in kitchen Meyzee...

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Yehey! Thanks thanks! I appreciate it! 😊

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You're always welcome Meyzee..❤️

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1 year ago

are you engineer of it? Well explanation mate

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Thanks for a nice review! Haha

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😂

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1 year ago

Hi, my friend

This is an article that reminds me that I have to eliminate the water leak through the hoses. So I'll have to spend some tips to buy a new hose. The problem with these repairs is the inconvenience of the confined space.

Thank you for indirectly encouraging me to repair my dishwasher. LOL

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Haha! I am happy to know that you were reminded! Haha 😆

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