How to attach sink to granite counter top

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How to attach sink to granite counter top

Have a sink that was previously used on the the old counter top, want to use the same sink, I see it has no way to attach it to the counter top. It looks like it was just dropped in and silicon was put on it. Is there any stronger way to attach it without just using silicone? Thank You in advance for any help.
 
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Old 09-12-12, 07:59 PM
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Properly applied silicone will adhere really well. We use if for commercial applications as well as residential often to secure bar sinks, trash hole decorative rings, solid surface window sills. It should work.
 
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Cast iron sink?????...........................
 
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Any suggestion on which silicone to use and how long on dry time, before it gets used? What would be the right way to properly apply? I don't think cast it is not heavy, it is silver looking
 
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Drop it in with the silicone and you have that adhesion, gravity and the water and drain connections holding everything in place - that's pretty darn strong.
 
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Does liquid nails (Or someone similar) make something that would help make that strong hold?
 
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IMO, liquid nails would be too strong and cause issues if you ever wanted to remove this sink down the road and reuse it or the countertop. Stick with a good silicone caulk, you're making this harder than it is.
 
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Sorry, installer is saying that with the silicone we would have to wait a day for it to dry, we have been without a kitchen for days, just looking for a way to make it set faster. Either that or having to buy a new sink (Existing sink is only a year old) that is why I have so much hesitation on buying a new one.
 
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