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lynndi
antique kitchen sink

We are remodeling our kitchen and would like to use an old cast iron sink that is 5 ft long with drainboards on both sides, the sink will be incorporated into the countertop with the counter butting up against the sides of the sink, however th dishwasher will be partially under the drainboard. our designer doesn't think this will work. any suggestions, we really want to use this sink and I'm not willing to give up the dishwasher. Thanks, Lynn

JLMCDANIEL
Re: antique kitchen sink

I don't see why it won't work. The dish washer just slides in under the counter haveing the opening covered by two different materials shouldn't make any difference. Unless your designer is talking about aesthetics.
Jack

lynndi
Re: antique kitchen sink

Thanks Jack!

Fencepost
Re: antique kitchen sink

Typically, the dishwasher is fastened to the underside of the countertop by means of two metal tabs fastened with screws. These tabs are visible when you open the door; look up at the underside of the countertop and you'll see them.

Without being properly fastened, the dishwasher is unstable and can tip forward when the door is opened.

You may find that you have to be creative in order to properly secure the dishwasher under the metal sink unit. Also, consider that you'll have to have a cupboard or panel on the sink side of the dishwasher, as undercounter dishwashers don't have their own cabinets.

lynndi
Re: antique kitchen sink

Thanks for your input, Lynn

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