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CanadianKate 12-17-2008 03:03 PM

Installing kitchen sink
 
I'm going to install a plain stainless steel sink in a new formica counter with a bull-nosed edge. Is there a standard distance from the front edge of the countertop that I should locate the edge of the sink? The cupboards are frameless construction.

thanks!

k

buletbob 12-17-2008 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CanadianKate (Post 199378)
I'm going to install a plain stainless steel sink in a new formica counter with a bull-nosed edge. Is there a standard distance from the front edge of the countertop that I should locate the edge of the sink? The cupboards are frameless construction.

thanks!

k

I would be more concerned about room for my faucet from the back splash. which should give you about 2-1/4" from the front.
BOB

CanadianKate 12-17-2008 03:47 PM

Thanks, Bob!

There's lots of room behind the sink -taps are installed in the sink and the back splash is not built into the countertop.

I'll have to cut out quite a bit of the front supporting strip from the base cabinet if I install the sink 2 1/4" from the edge of the countertop. Will this compromise the structural integrity of the cabinet?

K

buletbob 12-17-2008 04:29 PM

what size sink is it. I was figureing on a 19", if there is not any back splash then you can move the sink towards the back giving your self more room in the front.
No it will not compromise the integrity of the cabinet. you have to screw that piece to the top anyway, just make sure the screws are the right size so they don't go through the top. BOB.

Jeeper1970 12-18-2008 10:11 AM

I usually just center it front to back between front edge and backsplash, then make any minor adjustments necessary. Before you do any cutting, make sure that location works on the bottom side, too. It usually does, but you don't want any surprises after you've already started cutting, and you don't want to be cutting into the faceframe of the cabinet.

jensenconstruction 12-19-2008 12:59 AM

we usually set the sink back about 2" from the front, that way it leave a little extra room in the back for future faucet changes or repairs.


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