replacing undermount bathroom sink. Need advice

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  1. Roy McDowell

    Roy McDowell New Member

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    my daughter poured boiling water in one of our bathroom sinks. It cracked. It is virtuous china mounted on a granite or marble countertop. I have removed the clips and cant break the sink loose. How would this probably been adhered. I am afraid to pry to hard.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    It will have a bead of adhesive caulk...latex or silicone...to seal it. Use a very thin flexible putty knife or spatula to get through that...poking and slicing more than prying.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Heat the blade of a utility knife and "melt" the adhesive. You will have to reheat it every couple of inches.
     
  5. Roy McDowell

    Roy McDowell New Member

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    Thanks, The advice worked. I have been busy and have not posted a reply. But this helped.
     
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