Karran Undermount Sinks – Installing your new bar sink can be rather easy, or quite elaborate. It all has to do with the type of sink you buy. If you decided to bring a drop in type sink, as long as you already have the proper sized hole in the counter top, the setup is really easy. If you have decided on an undermount sink, then setup can be a lot trickier.
Having a top mount sink, then you basically only need a hole in the counter that the sink will drop into. This sort of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all of the way round the sink and also sits on top of the counter top. Because this flange overhangs the counter, the border of the hole does not need to be finished. In reality, if the hole is kind of ragged, no one could ever understand so long as you utilize a top mounted spout. The sink is then fastened from beneath the counter with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
A different way to secure the sink is to use epoxy. A bead of epoxy is put around the beneath the sink lip. Drop the sink from the hole and be certain you have a flush seam all the way round. If a part of this sink isn’t flush, then utilize the mounts under the counter to pull it down and secure it. Should you have a flush seam, then it means you have a very smooth and flat counter surface. If that is true, you can use only epoxy to mount the sink and might not need any screws and mounts underneath. In any case, make certain to allow the epoxy to dry for the total amount of time shown on the packing. Do not touch the sink whatsoever during this period.
In the instance of a undermount bar sink, the job is definitely more complex. Actually, in most cases you will want to have a professional set up your undermount sink. If you happen to have a hole ready on your counter fitting the specifications of your sink, then you can try the job yourself. The actual mounting of this sink isn’t the hard part. The difficult part is usually making and finishing the sink hole. Since the sink mounts under the cabinet, there’s absolutely no flange showing on the countertops. This usually means the counter top has to have a rounded and finished border top down to the sink. This is where you’re very likely to need a specialist.
If you happen to already have a ready hole to your undermount bar sink, then you can set up the spout yourself as long as you’re a little handy. When replacing your counter top along with adding a sink, the very ideal way to set up the spout is to take action before the counter top is installed. It is possible to glue the sink into the counter while the counter is upside down. After the sink has dried you can then set up the counter together with the sink already attached.
If your counter is connected, you have gravity working against you. You’ll have to glue the sink and then clamp it in position so the epoxy can dry. The most significant part this process is to let the epoxy dry at least as long as the manufacturer recommends. You can not go wrong by letting the epoxy dry for a longer period of time, but you WILL get in trouble if you do not let the epoxy set for the at least the proper quantity of time. The outcome may be sink that feels safe, but fails under the load of water and dishes.
If you manage the sink installation process properly, you will have accomplished a couple of things. To begin with, you will have saved money by installing your pub sink yourself. Secondly, if your guests compliment your bar sink area, you will have the satisfaction of knowing, and bragging, that you did it yourself!