Basics on replacing bathroom sink

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Basics on replacing bathroom sink

I need to replace a bathroom sink. Where do I start?

Once the sink is out, how do I go about finding the right size for the replacement? Just want to ask ahead of time so I can get it right the first time.

Specifics would be great!

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First, find the sink, then take the old one out. What if you are unable to find a sink that will fit the hole? You are stuck with a sink that you have to put back in. Does your old sink sit on top of the countertop? Is there a metal rim around the sink, and does the sink sit flush? Does the sink sit under the countertop? Hate to ask so many questions, but you can see it, we can't.
 
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Good point!

The sink does not sit on top of the countertop. There is no metal strip around it either. Do I still need to answer if the sink sits flush?-what does that mean? Level to the countertop? It does not.

Good enough? Please help. I hope this helps you help me.
 
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I am just trying to figure out how you will remove the sink. Any way you could post a pix of the sink? We can get this done. We just need to understand fully before we give you advice to use dynamite to remove it.
 
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Oh...I can use dynamite? Cool! j/k

I'll post a pic tomorrow. My camera's not with me. The sink is at my dad's house and my camera's at my house.
 
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Here's the sink in 2 views. Hope this'll help.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but this is going to be beyond the realm of DIY. I am glad we got the pix posted before any advice was given. This is an undermount sink, and it it epoxied to the countertop most likely. The pros have ways of getting these things off, and maybe one of them will chime in here shortly. Otherwise you may break the countertop in an attempt to remove the sink.
 
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Yikes! Thanks for the info. Was wondering if I was able to get it out (or someone else...or a pro) how do you measure the sink to get a replacement for it?
 
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Rather than measuring the sink, tape a piece of cardboard over the opening and cut it out using the edge of the opening as a template. From this, and after you get the old sink out, you will be able to take it with you and choose a sink, whether it be a drop in or another glue up.
 
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Thanks a bunch Larry!
 
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The sink may or may not be epoxied to the vanity top. It might be supported underneath by an undermount kit and the material we can see may be epoxy or caulk.
Can you look underneath and see if there is any kind of support holding the sink in place?
 
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I looked and there are supports. There's support things with screws or something or other. That must be a good sign right?
 
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Try poking at the seal between the sink and the vanity top with something sharp. If it's kinda' soft, it's caulk and the sink will come out pretty easy. Just disconnect the plumbing (shut the water off first), unscrew the sink clips (two people make this easier - one supports the sink).
 
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Thanks Wayne. It does look do-able as there is that caulk thing. Haven't actually gotten it out until I find out for sure I can find the replacement 1st.
 
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