New kitchen sink not flush with counter

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Old 01-05-05, 12:36 PM
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Question New kitchen sink not flush with counter

I just had a plumber install a new sink, but it is not flush with the counter.

You can kind of make it out in this photo. The corners are flush, but not the middle (almost like it's warped):



The plumber says that's as good as it gets, and that if he uses additional clamps, it could crack the granite counter.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-05-05, 12:59 PM
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You can see the globs of putty or whatever he used under the rim. The sink should have set flush before he did anything. He may have dropped it and bowed the front edge. I would not accept the job. His comment about "any more clips" is bull. He should only need the ones that came with the sink. Usually 4 across the front and back and one in the middle of the two sides. He's trying to hide something. Good luck.

The clips are only to hold the sink down into the putty or silicone. They are not made to crank a crooked sink down.
 
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Old 01-05-05, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the input.

You're exactly right. He must have put globs of black putty or caulk to try and hide the gap.

He also mismueasured the job. The new sink is 25" and the old sink was 26" wide.
 
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Old 01-05-05, 01:59 PM
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On a related note, any idea where I can find a kitchen sink that is 26" wide?

Everything seems to be either 25" or 33"

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Old 01-05-05, 02:34 PM
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26 must be a newbie. I am used to the standard 22x33's that are usually installed. Guess it must be time to let your fingers do the website thing. Sorry I can't help more than that.
 
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Old 01-15-05, 11:43 AM
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Get a lawyer

That job sucks...If I could do it right and i'm a novice..he should have been able to do it in his sleep..how about the counter top..who put that in?
 
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