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Replacing Undermount Sink with Existing Silestone Countertops
jenjen1127

I want to have my existing under mount stainless steel sink replaced with a granite sink. Will my contractor have to remove the countertop to do this or will he be able to do this from under the cabinet? I have a garbage disposal and a reverse osmosis water filtration system also under the sink. Obviously he will have to disconnect the garbage disposal and water filtration system but will he be able to lower the sink at that point and will he be able to wiggle in the new sink without removing the whole countertop. It seems like such a big job to remove the whole countertop. Should I be afraid that the Silestone will crack or break if attempted t take off the cabinets?

dj1
Re: Replacing Undermount Sink with Existing Silestone Countertops
dj1

Besides the garbage disposer and the filter system there are other factors to take into consideration, like the drain and the door size, among others, when removing an undermount sink.

If you pay attention to all the details, it can be done without removing the entire counter top.

Installing a new sink from underneath is a totally different subject because of gravity. Support it well.

A. Spruce
Re: Replacing Undermount Sink with Existing Silestone Countertops
A. Spruce

Other than needing everything out of the cabinet so the contractor can work, the sink can be removed without removal of the counter, it will actually come out of the very hole it is mounted in, which is exactly how the new sink will go in as well.

dj1
Re: Replacing Undermount Sink with Existing Silestone Countertops
dj1

One more thing: some wide cabinets have a vertical divider between the right and left doors, for support. If you have this, it will very difficult to work around it.

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