installing a faucet on an old sink

Old 03-28-22, 10:45 AM
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installing a faucet on an old sink

Hi there,

How can I modify the sink on the below pictures so that a faucet can be installed? Someone suggested welding a metal plate under the sink and drilling through it. Is there a simpler approach that does not require welding?

Old 03-28-22, 10:56 AM
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if you are using a 3 hole faucet, I would try to use a metal plate underneath with appropriate holes for the faucet. most faucets that I have seen have plenty of length on the threads to support a 1/8' plate below the sink. The mounting plate for the faucet should provide support on the topside but you can always use a matching support plate on the top as well. won't be beautiful but it will work.
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You're due for a new sink!
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I think you will have problems with leaking if you install a faucet. Yes, a steel plate on the underside could allow you to mount the faucet. Missing will be the sealing that keeps water from getting underneath the faucet and dripping into the cabinet below. So, while you might get the faucet installed you may have rotten cabinets to deal with in the future.
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Hard to tell how flat the mount area is.
Google "large mount plate kitchen"
Then you should be able to use a single hole faucet etc.
You mat still need to make a lower/under plate

Asfar as sealing. Place the plate where it has to go and mark it's perimeter. The a small bead of calk on the line/mark. Then set the plate into the calk and clean up the outside edge.
Might be best to let this set before mounting the new faucet.

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