Re: attaching undercounter sink to granite
Posted by e-plumber on April 03, 2004 at 14:25:58:
In response to Re: attaching undercounter sink to granite
: My preferred method of mounting them is to install a framework in the cabinet that supports the sink at the proper level, and then set the granite over it after applying the proper sealer.

Your method sounds like the only reliable way to do it, usually when we arrive at the job, the sink is already mounted (by the granite installer) with a hodgepodge of different techniques. I will advise my clients on the "correct way" of doing it. Thanks.

: : : In mounting the sink, are the studs screwed into the granite and the sink hangs from the studs ?? Will this install hardware come with the sink??

: : Reply:
: : Make sure it's done correctly.
: : Over the past 18 months or so, I have seen about a half dozen undermount SS sinks fall away from granite countertops causing damage to pipes and hardwood floors.
: : Some were mounted with glued chunks of granite, thin wood frames, cheap clips, etc.
: : The weight of water alone in a deep sink, not including pots, pans, disposer can add up to 100+ lbs. fast.
: : I had to make stands to secure these sinks that fell, I wasn't about to start drilling the granite... Make sure it's done right.
: : e-plumber

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