tap holes in ceramic sinks

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by atb, 9 Apr 2004.

This topic originated from the How to page called Installing an inset sink.

  1. atb

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    I have a ceramic (kitchen) sink without tap holes - how do I bore a suitable (single) hole for the tap?
     
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    There is usually a pre drilled hole in these types of sinks that has not been drilled all the wat through, you may a two depends which hand you want draining board, turn the sink upside down, you should see them, choose the one you wish to use a carefully tap it out with a small hammer, yes I said hammer
     
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    I was taught to use a hammer and nail punch in the middle of the proposed orifice, from the top. Takes a while to get the position right, but always seems to work. Never tried it any other way!
     
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    I usually use a small ball pein hammer and yes I didn't make that clear do it from the top
     
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    billy bob, Chris R - thanks for the help, I'll let you know how I get on!
     
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    Before starting to use any sort of hammer or punch, from the underside of the sink drill a smallish hole with a masonary drill (TURN OFF HAMMER ACTION) in the center (ish) of the recess.

    Turn the sink over a taking SMALL amounts use a centre punch and hammer starting at the drilled hole working outwards. Do not hit too hard.
     
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    I Normally use a kango.and then fit a steel one. L.M.AO.
     
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    We use lead lined troughs, and I solder up the corners using my moleskins.But the moles are protected like bats now and the friggin` foreigners from Kent come and nick the lead :eek:
     
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    I think the original poster has got it sorted by now. April 2004!!!!
     
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