Installing drop in sink on thick countertop

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Old 08-02-08, 06:05 PM
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Installing drop in sink on thick countertop

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I installed a drop in sink over a granite countertop but the sink clips are too small to grab. I've looked and haven't found bigger ones.

Can the sink be glued on to the countertop with silicone instead?

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Old 08-02-08, 07:15 PM
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yes, it is OK to use caulking to seal the sink.

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I would check with someone that sells granite tops to be sure about any reactions to granite.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 07:39 PM
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I found this, but it doesn't talk about caulking.


Granite countertop maintenance Granite countertops are very durable, resilient and age beautifully. An average granite countertop will outlast the house. However, certain care of granite countertop is still necessary. The easiest way to keep granite countertop looking great is to avoid any actions that may damage the granite, such as dropping heavy objects directly onto granite countertop surface and leaving acidic fluids on granite countertops for extend time. Here are some "do" and don't do" tips. Dos: 1. clean up spills on the granite countertop immediately. Many liquids such as wines, juices and sodas contain acidic substances that will etch through polish of countertop and stain the surface. 2. Always use sponge or soft cloth Clean granite countertops. Special granite stone cleaner is highly recommended but warm water with warm dish soap will work for a quick cleaning up. Avoid using excessive soap as it will build up on granite countertop and dull it shininess. 3. Use coaters or table mates under all glasses and bottles when placing on the granite kitchen countertop. Although good sealing to certain extent prevents acids from etching through the granite countertop, this in no means is bullet proof. So preventive caring for granite countertops are necessary. 4. Make sure to rinse cups, dishes and glasses before piling them up on the granite countertops. 5. Although granite itself is resistant to heat, it is still suggested to place hot pads between heated cookware and granite kitchen countertop as high heat may change the color of polished granite countertop surface. 5. Always use cutting board and avoid to cut objects direct on granite countertop. This will prevent scratching the countertop at the same tile protecting your knife's edge. Don't: 1. don't use bleaches, degreasers or glass cleaners to clean granite countertop.; 2. don't use vinegars, lemon or orange as cleaners. 3. never sit or stand or a granite countertop. 4. don't put bathroom products, such as perfumes, hair gels, nail oils and lotions directly on a granite countertop.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 07:53 PM
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I did find a site that said to use silicone caulking as a sealant for undermount sinks, so it must be OK to use.
 
 

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