New sink in an installed granite counter top

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Old 01-09-19, 11:27 AM
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New sink in an installed granite counter top

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Bought another home. Has a very nice kitchen with what appears to be granite counter tops. We do not like the under mount kitchen sink that is currently there.

We do not want to tear the counters up, send it out and have a new under mount sink installed.

Can the counter top be cut in place and a new sink that is the 'normal shape' of sink having equally shaped/sized basins installed?

Do we need to consider drop in style sinks only? My guess is a drop in sink is easier since there would be no granite exposed edge to polish. I can live with that.

Brand of sink is a Foster. Do not know the model # . Note the back side of the large basin is curved a bit. I hope this link gets you to the pics I took...
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Old 01-09-19, 12:12 PM
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There is really no way your going to cut an sink opening, at home in a granite counter top!

Unless you want to send out you just need to get used to the under counter mount styles!
 
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Old 01-09-19, 01:41 PM
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This counter can't be cut with a diamond blade and then mount a normal sink over the enlarged hole? Or is it too dusty?
 
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Old 01-09-19, 01:57 PM
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If you can find a new sink that will span the opening after cutting I don't see why it not. But there is always the possibility of cracking the granite in an area that won't be covered by the new sink. Cutting out the old sink would be the easy part.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 03:16 PM
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Cutting installed granite is possible. Not the sort of thing I'd want to do inside my house but it can be done. Ideally you'd cool a diamond saw with water which leads to the problem of containing the water & mud generated. You can also use a diamond saw dry which will make a TON of dust and be hard on the blade. It's such a PITA that I'd live with the sink shape you have now. You can also ask around to see if you can find a granite installer willing to cut a counter they didn't install.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 03:27 PM
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I think I will talk to a local 'granite guy' and get an opinion from someone who can put his eye on what I have and which way is the best way to go. Now to find a local 'granite guy' who comes highly recommended.
 
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