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Old 12-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Most of the videos I have seen show how to install a sink into a counter BEFORE the counter is installed. How do I do it after the counter is down?

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Old 12-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Place your new sink on the counter and trace around the perimeter and then reduce your tracing appropriately. Or use the template if your sink came with one.
Then cut out the counter. I use a a jig saw, but often times the cut along the back needs to be done with a hand saw if the back splash is in the way.
Then assemble and install your drain basket, faucet, spay and soap if you have them.
Dry fit the sink. If it fits take it back out and either use caulk or plumber's putty under the flange.
Now comes the fun part. Lay down in the base cabinet and yell and swear and sweat and bleed for a bit while you slip the pain in the ass sink clips into place and tighten them up.
Finish you supply, drain, dishwasher, etc plumbing and then go have a shot and a beer.

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Most sinks will have a template on the box that it comes in. Remember to measure multiple times. You only have one chance at this.

You never stated what the countertop material is.
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is it new sink and new counter...or existing counter with new sink???? ben sr pictures help us help you
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is it new sink and new counter...or existing counter with new sink???? ben sr pictures help us help you

This is a used stainless steel sink with no instructions or template. It is in very good condition. It even came with a faucet.

My countertop is just a standard Formica top with particle board underneath.
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Did it come with the clips to hold it down?
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You need to find clips that fit the track on the bottom of the sink rim---thank you Joe!

The track (outside to outside) will give you the number you need to make the cut out.
Remember to round the corners of the cut out so the sink rim will hide the hole---
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When faced with no template I first set my jig saw on the counter top with no blade in it and mark a line all the way across where the blade would be cutting.
Reason being I now know where to measure from for the cut along the front.
Once you have all the straight lines marked you can cut out the rounded corners with a hole saw before making the straight cuts.
I use a down cutting jig saw blade so there's no chips.
Seems like every time I've tried "saving" money by reusing an old faucet it's leaked.

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