Securing drop in sink to outdoor BBQ


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Old 12-02-18, 02:12 PM
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Securing drop in sink to outdoor BBQ

Iím trying to attach my drop in sink to my outdoor BBQ. Itís a stainless steel sink that sits on top of the counter. The frame underneath it is metal and about 3Ē below the sink so the standard sink clips that go in the U channel arenít big enough.

Iím considering just using the silicone sealant to secure it, but would like something more if possible. Canít find any long sink clips online. Any other suggestions or should the silicone be enough?

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Old 12-02-18, 02:22 PM
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Many drop in sinks are just held in with silicone. It's amazingly strong stuff.
 
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Old 12-02-18, 02:42 PM
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You just need 3" screws.

Moen #22175 sold individually, I believe. You would just need at least 4 of them to hold the sink down into the silicone. 8 would be better.
 
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Thanks. Any idea is thatís 3Ē from tip to tip of the screw, which wouldnít be long enough? Or is that for 3Ē under the counter?
 
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Old 12-02-18, 02:56 PM
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I assume it's a 3" screw for a 3" deep counter. The u channel is below the countertop surface once the sink is installed, so 3" should be long enough.

An alternative idea would be to drill several 3/4" holes (per side) in your metal perimeter to create a pocket for your existing clips to catch.
 
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I ended up using some plumbers tape and it worked really well. Put the top through the open part of the clip and then ran it down the side and screwed it underneath. When I tighten the screw for the clip it tightened everything up really well.

Thanks for the responses.
 
 

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