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tap holes in ceramic sinks

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atb

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:57 pm Reply with quote

I have a ceramic (kitchen) sink without tap holes - how do I bore a suitable (single) hole for the tap?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:41 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:29 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:43 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:18 am Reply with quote

billy bob, Chris R - thanks for the help, I'll let you know how I get on!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:30 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:14 am Reply with quote

I Normally use a kango.and then fit a steel one. L.M.AO.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:12 pm Reply with quote

oldskool_plumbski wrote:
I Normally use a kango.and then fit a steel one. L.M.AO.
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 icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:00 pm Reply with quote

Nige F wrote:
oldskool_plumbski wrote:
I Normally use a kango.and then fit a steel one. L.M.AO.
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 icon_eek.gif


I think the original poster has got it sorted by now. April 2004!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:54 am Reply with quote

[quote="jobloggs"][quote="Nige F"]
oldskool_plumbski wrote:
the original poster has got it sorted by now. April 2004!!!!
icon_redface.gif But I like the craic with old plumb skoolski icon_wink.gif
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