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Old 06-07-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I am new here and you all seem to be very knowledgeable. I have an issue with installing a steel sink in a formica countertop. My contractor friend was helping me, and when we traced the sink outline, the place for the sink clips in the front is blocked by a crossbeam in the cabinet directly below. Because of this, my friend said that the clips cannot be installed and tightened and the countertop will not be watertight. I tried finding a shorter sink, but 22" seems to be standard. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this sink work? I thought of maybe cutting small square sections out of the crossbeam to make room for the clips. Would that work? I am inexperienced but willing to try almost anything. Thanks in advance for any help.



This is the part of the outline with the beam directly underneath




This shows the beam and the outline above.

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Old 06-07-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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It appears that you have the sink as far back as you can go so your only option is to cut the hole and then figure out the best way to do it. Yes you can cut out little spaces for the hold downs. Don't forget, if the mark on the tape is the outside of the sink then on most sinks you will need to cut 1/2 inch inside the line. Also after the hole is cut out when you install the sink put silicone caulk under the rim and weight it down. Wait for the silicone to set up before removing any squeeze out. When the silicone sets up it will hold the sink in place. I have seen many plumbers use silicone only and have never had a problem.

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Hey, thanks a lot Dave. I feel a lot better about trying this now.
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I had to notch the cabinet & Countertop in one Kitchen I remodeled once..... Just do it enough to get the clips to fit.....
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I have done 4 laminate tops the last few months and I found that usually, it's the front part that's the problem. After the 2nd top, I found that if space permits, mount the sink onto the counter and tighten the clip with some silicon under it first and then have someone help you lift and set the countertop w/ the sink in place. Mark where the part that you need to notch and lift the top off, notch and sit it back on. Good luck. This method is good if you need to use a 33" or even a 30" sink base.
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