no clip install stainless steel kitchen sink

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Old 04-30-12, 02:06 PM
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Exclamation no clip install stainless steel kitchen sink

To make this brief, I am trying to replace my kitchen sink. Laminate coutertops, hole is right size but there is no overlap of countertop to attach sink clips.

There is 1/2" thick base cabinet wood walls on either side so I was thinking of routing or chiseling little notches to fit the sink clips and give them something to bite into.

Then I thought an easier way would be to go ahead and silicone the sink in place and then put a 5 gallon bucket of water in each bowl to provide weight and let it sit for 12-24 hours.

Any ideas ??
 
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Old 04-30-12, 02:14 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Is there a layer of the 3/4" particle board with the laminate on it, PLUS a 3/4" piece of wood?? You may be able to grind out a slot for the clips between the two layers. A multimaster tool works great for that, but you could also use a grinder to do it as well. You may want to post a pix or two so we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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I attached pictures if you can tell what they are. The whole problem is the cabinet is too small in width even though the same size sink was there before. The clips were not attached before, but this is stainless and everywhere I read they say stainless must use clips.

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There is particle board with laminate on top, sitting on top of base cabinets. In front there is a 3/4 piece of wood underneath.
 
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Close up pix don't show anything. I can't get a grasp on what is what. Is the front the only place you can't get the clips to work?
 
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no, I can attach the front and back.
 
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OK, do what I suggested on the "sides", cutting slots for your clips just under the countertop and on top of the framing.
 
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