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Non-level kitchen countertop causing water to pool in sink


Old 02-18-11, 07:52 PM
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Non-level kitchen countertop causing water to pool in sink

I just had a plumber upgrade my kitchen sink. After he did that, I noticed water pooled in the bottom and wouldn't always flow toward the drain. He told me it's because my countertop wasn't level, and that the sink is mounted flush. We got out a level, and sure enough the counter is slanted about a quarter bubble.

He told me he couldn't level the sink, since it would be very obvious that the sink wasn't mounted flush, and the caulk would show.

My questions are,

1) Should I have expected the plumber to level the sink? Did I get ripped off?

2) What is the best way to fix this? Get the countertop re-leveled?
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Old 02-18-11, 08:15 PM
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1). No and No.

2). Yes. a carpenter should be able to do that, unless you have some unusual type of countertop.
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I agree with Chandler, the plumber did his job.

Are you sure it's the counter top that isn't level or could it be the counters or even the floor?
Old 02-19-11, 06:34 AM
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I was thinking it, but XSleeper beat me to it. Yeah, I'd check out the possibilities of correcting the slant of the countertop within reason.
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Counter Top

Tell us what type of counter top you have.

What type of back splash do you have?

I suspect the base cabinets are not level, which would cause the counter top to not be level.
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