Installing under the counter kitchen sink

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Old 09-16-09, 09:52 AM
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Installing under the counter kitchen sink

Looking to resurface an existing mica kitchen counter. Will need to remove and re-install the sink. The sink is installed from the bottom of the counter and is secured by a "hootie rim" whick has alip on the surface of the counter. Assuming that I alone will be removing and re-installing the sink, any advice as how to hold the sink in place during removal and re-installation? Any support structure ideas?
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Old 09-16-09, 10:08 AM
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One way is to lay a 2x4 across the countertop and wire it to the drain. If the drain assembly is already removed, use a bar clamp. Just be careful not to over tighten and deform the bowl.

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Old 09-17-09, 07:28 AM
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Kitchen sink removal and re-installation

Thanks for the feedback, good solution-was thinking about a similar solution for the removal phase. However, the re-installation is a greater problem. Need to support the sink - lift it in place, as I re-attach it to the rim clamps. Might have to lift it in a similar manner, attach a secure rope to the drain opening along with a 2x4 brase and lift it up in place?? Any thoughts??
 
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Take the drain assemble out and place 1" by from underneath. Use "eye" hooks at each end and string picture wire at angle to upper 2x4 to create a stable "V" to support each side of sink.

How heavy is this sink?

CaryMan

Use shims under 2x4 to apply pressure at needed time and place.
 

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