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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Replace Cornerstone Integral Sink With Retro Fit Stainless Steel Undermount Sink in Mint Hill, NC

This is a Cornerstone integral solid surface sink that is severely cracked.  The homeowner wants to replace it with a stainless steel undermount sink.

Unlike some of the double or single bowl solid surface sinks, there are no undermount stainless steel sinks that will fit the sink hole cutout so we will have to do some extensive alterations to allow the new stainless steel sink to be installed.

You can see here that I have had to cut into two of the radius corners.  I have to add more solid surface material (Cornerstone) to the cut areas so that I can extend the material far enough to reform the radius to fit the new stainless steel sink.  Notice the spider webb crack in the left bowl.
I already have the sink cut free from the countertop at this point but I still have it sitting in the cabinet.

Here is the final product.  As you can see, it looks like it was an original installation.  This one will require a local plumber to get the water running again.  The customer was thrilled with the result.

Cornerstone Integral Sink Replaced With Retrofit Stainless Steel Undermount Sink in Mint Hill NC done by Bryan Dix, Complete Solid Surface Refinishing 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Replacing a Corian 850 Sink With An Undermount Stainless Steel in Advance, North Carolina

  This is another retrofit sink replacement.  It is in Advance, North Carolina.  We are replacing a Corian 850 double sink with a single bowl stainless steel undermount sink.

                                         This is the Corian 850 sink

This is the single bowl stainless steel sink.

Corian 850 sink replaced with a single bowl undermount stainless steel sink in beautiful Advance, North Carolina done by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Retro Fit Undermount Farm Sink Installation in Pinehurst, NC

This is a retro fit undermount farm sink installation in Pinehurst NC. The countertops are Corian and have been in the home for about 15 years. The homeowners love their Corian and did not want to get granite or new Corian.
                                         Here is the existing sink.

Measuring twice

The plastic bubble is in place and I am about to go under to start cutting.

Don't worry.  I am just lining things up.  The mask goes on before the cutting starts.

All of the rough cuts are made so I can remove the section with the sink in it.

The sink is removed and now the real work begins.

Fabricating the new Corian to rework the sink cutout.
I now have done the necessary work to hold the 140 pound cast iron Kohler Farm sink in the cabinet.  Now I have to fill in the empty areas with the new Corian that I am fabricating under the lanai.

All of the Corian fabricating is done and now it is time to integrate the old with the new

Sanding down the seams

Here is the finished product.  Almost.  The plumber will be there in the morning.

Retro fit undermount farm sink installation in beautiful Pinehurst NC done by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing