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Frank
Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
Frank

I have an old cast sink I will be replacing soon. I put this in over 25 years ago and the sink was installed with a hudee ring. I wish to use a drop in sink for the replacement but am uncertain how to measure to make certain the new sink simply drops into the current opening. The sink has rounded edges.

Measuring the outside opening of the ring the measurements are 25"X22"X8". This seems to be a standard size but not sure how the drop ins are made. I also recall a very difficult time trimming back the counter top when I put this in for fear of chipping the surface which is a laminate. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

johnjh2o
Re: Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
johnjh2o

A drop in self rimming sink will fit that opening.

Frank
Re: Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
Frank

Thanks for the reply.

I will be installing this right after the holidays and have a follow up question. I have relatively hard water even after conditioning. This will leave some stains on surfaces if these surfaces are not routinely cleaned with the proper agents. My question is regarding the merits of installing cast iron versus the granite composite sink. From some of my reading it seems as if the composite sink is more porous and I would assume more prone to staining? Does anyone have experience that would help me decide if this would be a problem? I need a white sink to match the rest of the kitchen.

Thanks

dj1
Re: Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
dj1

You can't find a better sink than CI. Make sure you have enough support, CI sinks are heavy.

How old is your counter top? Ideally, you should replace laminate/formica at the same time.

Frank
Re: Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
Frank

The counter top is in good condition as I replaced this about 9 years ago but did not replace the cast iron sink at that time as it looked relatively good. It is now rusting so out it goes. My concern is not that the counter won't handle the weight as it already does, but that I will be installing this with my wife. She helped with the previous and frankly it was tricky, particularly with the ring. We will also be moving in about 3 years which is in part my question about the composite granite sink.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Replacing kitchen sink and measurements
HoustonRemodeler

I have seen porcelain plastic sinks that look just like cast iron from the back side, but much lighter.

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