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bzarboni 03-29-2008 10:12 AM

Kicthen sink woes..
 
Hi all;

I hope this is the right forum to post this is in...

I've just finished rebuilding my kitchen countertops (removed the old laminate counter, built up a new plywood/densshield base and installed tile).

I'm now trying to fit my sink back into the new countertop, but the old hardware I had (hold-down fasteners) can no longer work because my counter is too think now..

Here's the old fasteners I had:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5...9032008077.jpg

To fit in this sink:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5...9032008076.jpg



The old fasteners don't work because the slots they fit in no longer clear the bottom of the plywood (its too think now). I've since gone out and bought new hardware, and drilled some notches into the plywood.

New hardware:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5...9032008078.jpg

notches:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5...008080copy.jpg

But the new hardware, once tightened just pops out of the slots its meant to hold down.

Soo..... long story, but my question is, does anyone have any advice on securing this sink down. I've stopped and come on here, because I was getting caught in the trap of continuing to cut bigger notches in my plywood in order to try to make the old hardware fit, and I don't want to keep trucking along only to find out that I've made an irreparable mess!

Thanks!

Ben Z

Ron The Plumber 03-29-2008 10:20 AM

If they don't fit, does the rim of the sink sit pretty much flush to the tile top?

How about getting a new sink? A self rimming sink, or a different SS sink that has different mounting hardware that will work?

bzarboni 03-29-2008 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron The Plumber (Post 111889)
If they don't fit, does the rim of the sink sit pretty much flush to the tile top?

How about getting a new sink? A self rimming sink, or a different SS sink that has different mounting hardware that will work?

Hey there.

The sink sits mostly flush, except in one back corner. I'm only trying to reuse this sink only to keep costs down.. (this little project went a little over budget! :) )..
I'm also worried that the sink whole I cut would not fit a different sink..

Ron The Plumber 03-29-2008 10:31 AM

Set the sink without the clips, the trick behind this is you caulk the rim and let it dry, it should give a good enough adhesion on the edge.


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