re-using sink after removal


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Old 10-28-07, 11:45 AM
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re-using sink after removal

we are putting in new counter tops and want to re-use the sinks. We've been told that it will depend if the sink is still good after the removal. Can anyone tell us how to safely remove the sinks for re-use or is it just easier to get new?

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Old 10-28-07, 12:07 PM
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How are they installed in your current countertop?
 
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Old 10-28-07, 01:16 PM
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It looks like they are only sealed to the cabinet?
 
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Old 10-28-07, 01:49 PM
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Sorry, I asked my question poorly: drop in, under mount,.... Sounds like a drop in sink. Sometimes these aren't held in place by anything other than gravity and the water attachments. If you disconnect the supply and drain lines, can you push the sink up at all from underneath? If so, just lift carefully. If not, there's probably a bead of caulk in place gluing it down.
 
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Old 10-28-07, 02:31 PM
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If these are bathroom sinks, often they are adhered to the top like Mitch17 suggested, ie (usually) a bead of silicone caulking and the connections. Take a utility blade laying as flat as possible to the top and cut the silicone free from the top and sink. That will make it easier to remove undamaged.
Sometimes, there are 4-6 (depending on sink), screw down clamps clamping the sink to the top from underneath. Unscrew them if they're there and you're good to go.
 
 

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