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Old 03-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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I am wanting to raise my sink by just 1/4" or so because I plan to apply Spreadstone to my counters and would like for the product to go alittle under the sink. This photo shows the screws under the sink. Do I unscrew these abit and then use a flat screwdriver to pry the sink up slightly? there is caulk to seal it so I will probably need to run something around it to release the hold. Any opinions of best way to do this would be awesome!
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Loosen the screws so the clamp is loose. Then quarter turn the clamp and slid it to the end of the track or to a notch partway down the track- whichever is convenient. Be sure to cut the caulking bond at the sink rim(if there is one) otherwise you might crack the formica surface

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You pretty much nailed it.Im guessing you know to disconnect the drain and supply lines though.If you have chrome or plastic supply tubes they might be a little short after you raise the sink,same goes for the drains but those have play to make up the 1/4 inch.Might not be a bad idea to pick up braided steel lav supplies
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I have plastic pipes, they seem pretty flexible, I'm assuming they can handle the sink going up 1/4". Thanks for telling me how to manage those clamps, wasn't sure exactly how they worked. So I will loosen the screws, slide the clamps off the track or turn them so the sink has clearance to lift, hope I got that right. Thanks!
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I have plastic pipes, they seem pretty flexible, I'm assuming they can handle the sink going up 1/4". Thanks for telling me how to manage those clamps, wasn't sure exactly how they worked. So I will loosen the screws, slide the clamps off the track or turn them so the sink has clearance to lift, hope I got that right. Thanks!
Thats about it
Word of caution though- you may find yourself folded up like a pretzel getting to a couple of them
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Just as easy to just remove the whole sink and then you will know the whole surface is covered.
All the same steps you going to do anyway.
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Thats about it
Word of caution though- you may find yourself folded up like a pretzel getting to a couple of them
That's funny you say that- took a good look under the sink and thought how it was going to be interesting trying to get to all those! I may need to see the chiropractor before I'm through with this project.

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