Solid Surface Sink Bowls – Installing your new pub spout can be rather easy, or very elaborate. It all has to do with the type of sink you purchase. If you decided to bring a drop in type sink, as long as you already have the right sized hole at the counter top, the setup is really easy. If you have settled on an undermount sink, setup can be a whole lot trickier.
This type of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all the way around the sink and also sits on top of the counter top. Since this flange overhangs the counter, the edge of the pit does not need to be finished. In fact, if the gap is sort of ragged, no one could ever understand so long as you utilize a top mounted spout. The sink is then fastened from below the counter with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
A different way to guarantee the sink is to use epoxy. A bead of epoxy is put around the under side of the sink’s lip. You might also put a bead of glue around the edge of the sink hole. Drop the sink from the hole and make certain you have a flush seam all the way around. If 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, it means you have a very smooth and level counter surface. If that is the case, you can use only epoxy to mount the sink and might not require any screws and mounts underneath. In either case, be certain to allow the epoxy to dry for the total amount of time shown 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 complex. In fact, generally you will wish to have a professional set up your undermount sink. Should you happen to get a pit prepared in your counter matching the specifications of your sink, you can try the task yourself. The actual mounting of this sink isn’t the hard part. The difficult part is usually finishing and making the sink hole. Considering that the sink mounts under the cabinet, there’s absolutely no flange revealing on the countertops. This usually means the counter top must get a rounded and finished edge leading down to the sink. This is where you’re extremely likely to need a specialist.
Should you happen to already have a prepared hole to your undermount bar sink, you can install the sink yourself as long as you’re a little handy. When replacing your countertop along with adding a sink, the ideal way to install the sink is to do it before the countertop is set up. After the sink has dried you can then set up the counter with the sink already attached.
You will need to glue the sink and then clamp it in position so the epoxy can dry. The most important part of the process is to let the epoxy dry at least as long as the manufacturer recommends. You can not go wrong by allowing the epoxy dry for a longer time period, but you WILL get in trouble if you do not let the epoxy set for the at least the proper quantity of time. The result may be sink that feels safe, but fails under the load of water and dishes. That is not a pretty sight, so be sure to let the epoxy dry.
Should you manage the sink installation process correctly, you’ll have achieved a few things. To begin with, you’ll have saved money by installing your pub sink yourself. Secondly, when your guests decorate your pub sink region, you’ll have the pride of understanding, and bragging, that you did it yourself!
Originally posted 2017-10-17 05:38:55.