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Old 12-13-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Insulating 2-bowl kitchen sink?

Anybody ever done this? Good idea or waste of time & foam?

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Deaden sounds with expanding foam

Fill the space between two [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue ! important]stainless [COLOR=blue ! important]steel [/COLOR][COLOR=blue ! important]sink[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] basins with expanding foam. The foam deadens vibrations and lessens the gong effect. It's possible to do this with the sink in place but much neater and easier before installation. Either way, let the foam harden and then trim away the excess with a knife.
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i have a single bowl sink. i had some of that automotive sound deadner, wth is that name of that stuff ? peal and stick. i put that on there after the sink was installed.

made a large difference !!!!!
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Might be a good idea for some people.

I know you can always trim/cut away the foam like you said, but it just seems painful if you ever have to replace or work on your plumbing/faucet. Hard enough to work under a cramped kitchen sink.

Personally, I'm not bothered by the gong or metallic sound so I wouldn't do it, but it is a good idea. Just my opinion.
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Nope. Mine has a rubber sound deadening pad on both bowels, like you find inside vehicles to deaden the road noise. Look up "Dynamat".

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