How do I remove a cast iron sink without damaging counter?
Hi all, I've been lurking a while here. You're all so helpful - I have a question and hope you can help. My husband and I are at the end of a 10-month DIY kitchen remodel. We installed a drop-in cast iron sink over a laminate countertop a few weeks ago. We haven't "moved in" to the kitchen yet and haven't really used the sink, except to rinse a few items. Yesterday, the sink self-destructed. The enamel all chipped off the edge of the sink on 3 of the 4 sides - photo is below. We have no clue what happened as we weren't anywhere near the sink when (or prior to when) this happened, and we don't have kids or pets or anything, but that's a whole other issue.
Now, we need to get this sink out so we can put a new sink in... without damaging the brand new laminate counter we just installed. We have a silicone seal under the lip of the cast iron sink. What's the best way to get this sink out? Can we use a razor blade or putty knife to break the seal? (And if so, how do we break the seal on the back side, where we only have an inch or so between the backsplash and sink edge?) Do we need to take a hammer to the sink and just bust the whole thing up (which could cause problems when we try to return it, although I have photos and video documenting this problem...)
Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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