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Old 09-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Could I simply drill holes into the flange of my under-mount sink and screw that....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarius-0-R...sAAOSwAvJXB0II

That's the sink I'm looking to get. I have a 30 inch sink cabinet. However the actual opening is 28.5. The seller told me that the sink clips add another inch on both sides. So I'm thinking of ditching the clips and simple screwing the flange into the underside of my counter-top. I'm going to be doing a butcher block.

In my eyes I don't see anything that would be an issue. I would carefully drill holes into the flange in equal distant locations and use pan-head 1" wood screws and silicone around the opening. It would never show up once it's done?
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I think you should be fine.......

(But as sheetmetal can expand slightly (and would be able to slip/adjust under a sink clip) you might want to over size drill the screw holes and use a washer... that would allow a little shifting and avoid any thin sheet metal creasing)

But I would certainly do it.... Can you get a screw driver and drill in there?

(PS.... Looks like a good buy to me.)
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I think you should be fine.......

(But as sheetmetal can expand slightly (and would be able to slip/adjust under a sink clip) you might want to over size drill the screw holes and use a washer... that would allow a little shifting and avoid any thin sheet metal creasing)

But I would certainly do it.... Can you get a screw driver and drill in there?
Not sure, don't have the sink yet. But I will just use a really long bit. It's a new kitchen remodel, with counter-top. So if it comes down to it I will simply flip the counter-top over and mount it.
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I must be missing something. The link I clicked on showed a 16" x 26" sink, plus 1" flange all around.
Opening should be 16" x 26", right ? (we can debate if it should be an eighth inch bigger or smaller). The flange is 28" wide. How does that fit under a 28.5" hole ?

Edit: OK, got it. not the hole, the distance between inside faces of the cabinet is 28.5"

Just that stainless steel is going to be a pain to drill through.

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Drilling stainless is not a problem.

Use a split point 3/16" drill bit for #8 screws.
Just don't wind up the speed too fast and it will drill easy.
Drill bits made of standard high speed steel work fine.

Pre drill the butcher block with a 1/8" pilot hole or you will snap off the screws.
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I suggest that you wait until you get the sink to decide what you are going to do.

Specs say that the sink is 28" wide. Granted you will need additional space for the clips on the side. You will probably use one clip in the center of each side. I suggest that you simply notch the top edge of the cabinet sides at that location. I would probably make a 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" notch at each side clip location. I would use a hex head screw. I would use hex head screws for all clips.
If you ever have to remove the sink you won't be able to access the screws for the side clips from inside the sink cabinet but you will be able to access them from the adjoining cabinet.
Usually one of the adjoining cabinets is the dishwasher opening. You would be able to remove the screws for the side clips using a small wrench or even a ratchet and socket.

Easier too.
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I have an easier way instead of using clips or screws. Mount the sink in the cabinet using wood rails. Make sure the sink is in the exact location of your top cut out. Apply a bead of silicone over the flange then lay your top on it. The company that does our tops uses this method for all of out granite top installs.
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I have an easier way instead of using clips or screws. Mount the sink in the cabinet using wood rails. Make sure the sink is in the exact location of your top cut out. Apply a bead of silicone over the flange then lay your top on it. The company that does our tops uses this method for all of out granite top installs.
Even better. Adjustable. Silicone the top rim, set the top and then slide the sink into the exact position.

But not the best or easiest.
Screw it on.
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