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Friday, February 23, 2018

Changing from one solid surface sink to a different model of solid surface sink

The lighting in this room was not very good for taking pictures but here they are.

This is a Gibraltar solid surface sink.  It has bad crazing in the bottom and needs to be replaced.  The home owner wanted to get a different type of sink so we put in another Gibraltar sink that has only the two bowls but not the ledge on the back.  We would have replaced it with the same model but this sink has been discontinued for several years so the was not possible.

Obviously, since this sink has a specific size and shape that will remain the same when we remove the sink, that cutout will need to be changed to accept the installation of the newer model of sink.  This is one of the most labor intensive sink replacements that you can do.  Sort of a worst case scenario, but we turn the worst case into the best result.

These are the layout marks where I will have to cut the countertop to make seams and shrink the sink cutout so I can then mount the new sink and make it appear as an original installation instead of an after thought.

The sink is now removed

I"ve made all the cuts around the sink cutout, straightening the edges so that I can do seams around the sink cutout to reduce the size of the cutout.

You may haveto zoom in to see it but here are the pieces that I am seaming to shrink the cut out size for the new sink.

Ready to install the new sink
Here is the new sink.  It looks like it has lived there since the countertop was originally installed.
The plumber showed up the next morning and they were back in business.

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