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belfast sink

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by chappers, 4 Jul 2005.

  1. chappers

    chappers

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    Anyone any ideas on any satisfactory ways of fitting a Belfast sink into a standard laminated worktop.
    its already fitted into a vets surgery and they want to replace the existing wooden worktop but don't really want to spend out on a wooden one, but obviously its going to be no good if the chipboard is just going to blow in a couple of weeks time.

    cheers
    gareth
     
  2. H&J

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    I got asked by a customer to do this, I couldn't see how it could be done and last for any length of time.

    I posted the question on another forum and got 5 replies, all from kitchen fitters/ carpenters, they all said walk away from it. One had done it against his better judgement and had the oppotunity to view it a year later and it had stood up but even he said he would not do it again.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
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    The only idea i can come up with is to use a solid wood edge (about 75mm) around the cut out. Make oversized rectanglular cut out, biscuit and glue with polyurathane adhesive solid wood edge to laminate and then scribe and round over to fit sink. Make a bit of a feature out of it :idea: .
     
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    this answer might look familiar gareth :LOL: :LOL: ;)

    heeelllooo gareth

    in my humble opinion its not going to work because
    all edges have to be square to accomodate the edging do you think it would look good


    also you need a cappilery groove under all edges overlapping the sink

    on top of that you cant have drainage grooves so the water that hasnt been wiped up finds a pin hole you missed when sealing all the edging and the underneath where the capilery groove are

    couldnt you convince them to replace with one length over the sink with block board

    another point is you can rework [sand down block tops]to give it longer life
    where as laminate will shurly scratch with all the pooches and cats!!!!!
     
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  7. chappers

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    cheers guys have persuaded them to use a wooden top around the sink
     
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