Does this undermount sink installation look correct?

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Old 07-07-19, 10:20 AM
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Does this undermount sink installation look correct?

So after seeing a neighbors nice new single tub stainless kitchen sink, the wife got inspired and want to replace ours ASAP. After doing some research and watching a bunch of how-to guides I went underneath my sink to see at my situation. I've attached pictures below, but it looks like the the lip of the counter extends past the the edge of the sink. Does this seem correct to you? I don't see how I would remove the sink in this situation as wouldn't drop down after cutting the calk. Any thoughts?!?



 
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Old 07-07-19, 12:29 PM
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The sink doesn't drop down, it lifts up out of the cut-out in the countertop.
 
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Old 07-07-19, 06:48 PM
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Sure looks like a top mount sink. Doing an undermount sink on a particleboard counter is not something I would recommend. Undermount sinks are designed for solid surface counters (granite etc).
 
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It's mounted like an undermount sink (see the pictures below) but I don't quite understand why they installed it the way they did. To me it looks like they actually installed the sink by just setting it on the cabinet before putting on the Granite and maybe put a spacer between the top of the sink and the granite countertop based on the amount of calking that was put on. If that's the case I might have enough space to maneuver the sink enough to get it out. Does that seem reasonable? Regardless this is just a continuation the previous homeowner (who was a contractor by the way) just doing a garbage job doing work on the house.

Update - It just dawned on me that we don't actually have Granite around the sink as it transitions to file as you can see in the one picture. This means that a new sink would have to be a drop in, correct?

Also if I am able to get sink out, would I be able to use a sink with no holes?





 

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Old 07-08-19, 12:18 PM
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Need some help assessing issues with kitchen sink install and how to fix them

So this is related to a thread I posted in the plumbing area yesterday, but I decided to add something here as well considering the potential issues I am facing are more than just sink related.

Basically I want to replace our kitchen sink, but after looking into the situation I think it's going to be a mess and I wanted to get some second opinions.

Kitchen Sink area setup - The countertops in the kitchen are all granite until you get to the sinkk were it transitions to granite-esque tile (you can kinda see it in one of the pictures).

In short it looks the owner did an undermount sink installation by just setting the sink on top of the cabinet and then tiling over that, but let me know if you think differently. In hindsight, the amount of space between the top of the sink and the bottom of the tile seems weird. So if the installation was this botched, how exactly to I replace my sink?





 

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Old 07-08-19, 01:32 PM
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Threads combined. Way too confusing to have two threads running on the same issue.
 
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Old 07-08-19, 01:36 PM
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You have a drop in sink. The only way to get it out is to remove tile. No pictures show the top of the sink from far enough away for us to see what they did entirely. But they must have put cement board around the sink after it was installed then tiled over it.
 
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So what would be the best practices way of fixing the issue if we wanted to replace the sink? Also who would I call if I just wanted to pay someone to fix the problem, a general handyman?
 
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Old 07-08-19, 02:32 PM
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I don't know. Not all handyman do tile, and if they do they might just butcher it. You would have to ask him first.

If you want it done right your best bet would be to go to a custom countertop store along with photos of what you have (showing the entire countertop).
 
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Ok, I will make some phonecalls and see what I can find out.

Also what are the thoughts on this guy's plan to fix a similar issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKOkOQRnNI
 
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Old 07-08-19, 03:36 PM
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A very complicated and intricate remodel. Any opps, and you have damaged a tile that is visible to the finished product. Personally, while possible, I would be leary of taking on such a project.
 
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