Kohler Double Sink Vanity – Installing your new pub spout can be fairly simple, or quite elaborate. Everything has to do with the type of sink you buy. If you opted to bring a drop in type sink, as long as you already have the proper sized hole at the counter top, the installation is pretty simple. When you have decided on an undermount sink, then installation can be a whole lot trickier.
Having a high mount sink, then you basically just need a hole in the counter that the sink will fall into. This type of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all the way around the sink and sits on top of the counter top. In reality, if the gap is kind of ragged, no one will ever know as long as you use a high mounted sink. The sink is then secured from below the counter top with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
A different way to secure the sink would be to use sandpaper. A bead of epoxy is placed around the under side of the sink’s lip. Dip the sink in the hole and be sure you have a flush seam all the way around. If a part of this sink isn’t flush, then use the mounts under the counter to pull it down and fasten it. If you do have a flush seam, it means you have a very smooth and level counter surface. If that is the case, you can use just epoxy to mount the sink and might not require any screws and mounts underneath. In either case, make sure to permit the epoxy to dry for the total amount of time displayed on the packing. Do not touch the sink at all throughout this period.
In the case of an undermount bar sink, the occupation is definitely more complicated. In fact, in most cases you might want to have a professional set up your backpack. Should you happen to get a pit prepared in your counter matching the specifications of your sink, then you can try the task yourself. The actual mounting of this sink isn’t the tricky part. The difficult part is usually making and finishing the sink hole. This usually means the counter top must get a rounded and finished border top down to the sink. This is where you’re very likely to desire a professional.
Should you happen to already have a prepared hole to your undermount bar sink, then you can install the sink yourself as long as you’re a small handy. When replacing your counter top along with adding a sink, the best method to install the sink would be to take action before the counter top is installed. It is possible to glue the sink to 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 need to glue the sink and then clamp it in place so the sandpaper can dry. The most important part of the practice is to allow the epoxy dry at least as long as the manufacturer recommends. You can’t go wrong by allowing the epoxy dry for a longer time period, but you’ll get in trouble if you do not allow the epoxy set for the at least the proper amount of time. The outcome can be a sink that feels secure, but fails under the load of dishes and water.
Should you manage the sink installation process properly, you will have accomplished a few things. To begin with, you will have saved money by installing your pub sink yourself. Secondly, when your guests compliment your bar sink region, you will have the satisfaction of understanding, and bragging, that you did it yourself!
Originally posted 2017-10-27 05:36:24.