Help Identifying Old Kitchen Sink

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Old 09-18-12, 01:34 PM
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Help Identifying Old Kitchen Sink

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I purchased my first house 4 months ago and need to replace the kitchen sink due to a crack in the right side. I believe the sink was replaced in 2006 when the kitchen was re-done, but I can't be 100% sure. It's a stainless steel undermount sink with 2 bowls. Here are the measurements that I was able to get on the current sink:

Total Width: 32 3/8"
Total Depth: 20 3/8"
Left Bowl Width: 14 3/4"
Left Bowl Depth: 18 3/4"
Left Bowl Height: 8"
Right Bowl Width: 14"
Right Bowl Depth: 16 1/2"
Right Bowl Height: 8"

The countertop is granite so I need to get the matching one to replace it. I can't re-cut the granite as there isn't room in the cabinet to extend back and keep the faucet.

I looked at the sink multiple times to find something that told me who the manufacturer is, but can't find anything. On the underside, the outsides of the bowls all have a "diamond" shape on them, not sure if that will help. It also has a sprayed on coating which I am guessing is for noise damping, but not sure.

Thanks for the help!

Damian
 

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Old 09-18-12, 01:38 PM
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Welcome to the forums

How about some pictures?
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 09-18-12, 04:51 PM
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Welcome to the forums! It is probably a generic sink used by granite installers. Pretty thin walled at best (as you can see by the crack). It didn't take much vibration from the GD to damage it. I would contact a granite installation company to see what type sinks they use and if they have one with those measurements. They will have to come in and dismount this one and remount the new one anyway, as it isn't very DIY friendly. And you don't want to crack granite.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I've talked with the actual company that did the install and they don't have the records from back in 2006. All they have on file is the type of granite they used and that they did the install. They can't even tell me if they provided the sink or if the previous owner did. They did say that back in 2006 they were only using Kindred sinks, but since then all the models have changed. I've tried looking for the older models to see if they match, but all I get is the current models.

In the last 3 weeks, I've spent probably 20+ hours surfing the net to find a matching sink and I've had no luck. I've found a few that are close, but they just don't work due to the already cut hole for the faucet.

Damian
 
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Old 09-18-12, 05:18 PM
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Kindred has a "K" etched in the back wall, so it would be easy to identify. So I don't think yours is a Kindred.
 
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I've seen what you are talking about while I've been looking. Mine definately doesn't have the Kindred crown like symbol I see with the current models. I don't know if they used that symbol back in '06 or not. My other thought is that the faucet is a Kohler, and was wondering if the sink may also be and he got them as a set? I didn't find any sinks from Kohler that matched and you can buy the faucet individually, but it was a trail I went down.....
 
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Old 09-18-12, 11:30 PM
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Guess you should ask a plumber.....


Well,,,anyway sorry I missed this one. Sometimes the search button passes new posts up and I dont see them.

But anyway, that there is most likely an Elkay!

http://www.elkayusa.com/cps/rde/xchg...tainless Steel

Here is a PDF of the first one I came to with similar specs. They make a few if you scroll down in the above link. Its possibly your measurements are off a little.

http://www.elkayusa.com/cps/rde/xbcr...UH3119(10).pdf

If you do not think thats it I have a few more brands I can look up. But Elkay is the most common.


Oh do yourself a favor....get rid of the Garbage disposal. I always say more trouble then good. Just my opinion. I never recommend them.
 

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Old 09-22-12, 05:57 AM
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Hey all, thanks for the help. I found one that was pretty close and good enough to work. It was the Dawn ASU108R (About Dawn - Dawn Kitchen & Bath Products, Inc.). I asked Homedepot which is who the last owner contracted the granate install through about it. They don't carry Dawn sinks anymore but did in the past (stopped about 2 years ago). Hopefully it works, just need to wait for it to arrive and then schedule the install. Planning to do the plumbing disconnect/reconnect on my own, any suggestions?

Damian
 
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Old 09-22-12, 06:22 AM
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If you're reinstalling the GD (and I would), don't overtighten it to its mounting flange - that can distort the flange.
 
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Old 09-22-12, 06:42 AM
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I'll have to counter with my colleague and say, if you are installing the GD, and I wouldn't! That's what caused the problem in the first place. That and the poor quality sink, possibly too thin. I'm just not a fan of GD's.
 
 

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