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Silicone or strip between worktop and Belfast sink?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ian H, 1 Apr 2017.

  1. Ian H

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    Do I silicone this gap or is there a strip I can stick to the sink that will seal under the weight of the worktop?

    I was thinking if there was some sort of strip it would mean I could remove the worktop if I ever needed to.

    Cheers

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    Silicone!
     
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  4. And then use a thin blade to cut the seal when you need to.
     
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  5. Ian H

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    Ok cheers, I will silicone it and probably never need to move it.
     
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    Clear Varnish on the underside of the work surface to seal it and then when dry silicone gap
     
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  7. Ian H

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    Another good tip (y)

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  8. Now Bosswhite has brought up an interesting conundrum. It's a hardwood worktop, so should be sealed on all sides (absolutely everywhere) and then stainless steel screws in a sliding plate to secure it to the worktops, so with a belfasts sink (which I've never done before) would you also varnish the sides of the worktop by the sink as well, or take the danish or osmo oil down inside the sink cutout.
     
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    My missus has oiled all the sides and the bottom.

    I've put a metal angle round the sides but didn't think about stainless screws, it that so they don't corrode from the moisture of the wood?

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    There is an expansion gap, I never allowed for it though, I'm just bad a cutting ;)

    I just read your link. I'll make the holes for fixing to the worktop bigger and use some washers.
     
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    I got my missus to check my pencil line before I cut the hole for the sink :p

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    Would you use a white or clear silicone round the sink?
     
  14. Personal preference Ian, but whilst white will blend into the sink, it'll also go grubbier quicker. Unless someone can give you a top quality sealant that won't do that of course.

    I'm sure that last picture is an April fools joke.
     
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    It was a bit, I only asked her to check so I could take the picture!!

    I got a 2400 x 900 piece for £109 and it's done both sides of the room. I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out so far.
     
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