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How To Install A Drop-In Sink

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Step 1

Create a Template (If your sink comes with a template, skip this step and begin your project at step two.)

  1. Lay the sink upside down on a piece of cardboard and draw a line around it.2. Remove the sink and draw a second line ¾” inside the first line.3. Cut along the inside line with scissors.
  2. Measure the length and width of the countertop from underneath and make a
    mark at the exact center.2. From underneath, drill a hole at the exact center of the countertop large enough
    to fit a nail through
  3. Determine the exact center of the template and place a mark at the center.2. Push a nail through the center of the template.3. Align the hole in the template over the hole in the countertop and push the nail
    through the aligned holes to anchor the template.
  4. Make sure the edges of the template are square.2. Trace the outline of the template on the countertop.3. Remove the template and apply masking tape centered over  the line.

    4. Center the template again and draw the outline of the template on the tape.

Step 2

Mark the Center of the Countertop

Step 3

Position the Template

Step 4

Trace the Template Outline on the Countertop
 

Step 5

Drill Starter Hole

Use a power drill and ¾” spade bit to make a starter hole for the saber saw.

Step 6

Install Braces Under the Countertop

Support the section of the countertop you’re cutting with scrap wood or 2X4s placed beneath the countertop to keep the material from binding while being cut. Support the section of the countertop you’re cutting with scrap wood or 2X4s placed beneath the countertop to keep the material from binding while being cut.

Step 7

Cut Along the Line on the Countertop

  1. Cut along the line using a down-cutting 5/16” wide laminate or similar saber saw
    blade designed to cut countertops without  chipping. Ease the blade through
    turns with a series of short  cuts inside the curves.2. When the cut is complete, remove the cut portion from the countertop.
  2. Test fit the sink in the opening.2. Draw a line around the sink rim lightly on the countertop.

    3. Remove the sink and apply a steady, continuous bead of caulk around the
    opening between the line and the edge of the opening.

  3. Holding the sink by the sink holes, place and center the sink in the opening2. Press the sink firmly into the silicone caulking.

    3. Make sure the sink is level and squared.

  4. Connect the faucet and drains and test for leaks.2. Use a rag and plastic putty knife to clean up any excess caulk around the sink
    edge.

Step 8

Apply Caulk Around Opening

Step 9

Place Sink in Opening

Step 10

Install Fixtures and Clean Up Excess Silicone