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Installing undermount sink so that it can be removed

Posted by attofarad (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 21:33

I'm putting a couple of Blanco Silgranit sinks under granite for my new kitchen. I would like to install them in a manner such that they could be replaced in the even of a crack or other catastophe, without removing or damaging the granite countertops.

I would perhaps use a Sink Setter or something similar, but the Cascade sink curves. My fabricator isn't eager to drill into the 2cm granite for clips, and there isn't room in front for clips anyway. This sink, full of water and with a garbage disposer hanging on it, will weigh over 200 pounds.

So, any suggestions for installing in a way that allows it to be removed/replaced from underneath?


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RE: Installing undermount sink so that it can be removed

Cleats installed through the adjacent cabinets.

RE: Installing undermount sink so that it can be removed

Thanks for the reply -- I was on vacation and just now found it.

Can you provide a bit more description?



RE: Installing undermount sink so that it can be removed

In part your post is confusing, as you say a couple of sinks and continue addressing a single sink, so I'll address the single, and I'm assuming double bowl.

If you have selected a sink cabinet, either custom or bag-n-box, which the sink will just fit you will need to use a fabricated center support that addresses the faucet placement.

If you have selected a sink cabinet marginally oversized for the sink, you will need to place the rear and front cleats first so that the attaching screws can be removed from inside the cabinet. Next will be the side cleats which are attached to the cabinet by screwing through the side of the cabinet from the adjacent cabnetry.

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