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Removing a kitchen sink without damaging worktop


 
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SaraD21

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:49 pm Reply with quote

Hello,
I would like some advice please on how to remove a stainless steal sink in my kitchen sink without possibly damaging the worktop surface.

I have just bought the house and I like the kitchen units the previous owner installed but the only problem is that the sink is too small and it is also badly stained and discoloured…

I would like to remove it and replace it with a new bigger sink (may be ceramic) but without having to replace the worktop if at all possible.

Does anyone have advice on how to best tackle this?

Thank you
Sara
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:14 pm Reply with quote

You probably won't be able to clean up the edges of the old hole, but if the new sink requires a bigger hole you should be OK.

What I would do is to buy a roll of gaffer tape / duct tape etc and cover the worktop around the sink so that there's about 1/4 inch of bare worktop showing around the sink.

Then I'd undo any clips under the sink, along with all the plumbing. After that take a thin sharp knife and see if you can slide it under the edge of the sink to cut the sealant. You can also use a screwdriver to help lever the old sink up. Carry on cutting and levering until the sink is free and remove gaffer tape.

Be careful of sharp edges both on the knife and on the sink!

I am a householder not a professional.
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SaraD21

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:26 am Reply with quote

Thank you very much!
I will have a go then icon_smile.gif
Sara
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