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carlav 01-23-2012 10:28 AM

replace an old sink?
 
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Hello,

Our house was built in 1958, and the bathroom is the original. We'd like to replace the sink, but concerned we won't be able to find a replacement one. The standard sized sinks at Home Depot are much bigger than ours (31" wide and 22" deep compared to ours which is 19" wide and 17" deep).

Do you think I'll be able to find a replacement sink, and if so, any suggestions on where to look?

Thanks in advance for your help!

joecaption 01-24-2012 08:51 AM

You do know all that tile and the sink was installed wrong right?
That's a drop in sink, it was suppost to be removed, tile installed and the sink dropped in on top if the tile, not tiled around it.
There's dozens of companys that make sinks and dozens of differant sizes avalible. Since that tiles going to have to come off anyway at least around the sink, you could just make the cut out wider if needed.
The hardest part will be to find matching tile. You may have to use a differant tile and make it look like a border.

carlav 01-25-2012 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 66959)
You do know all that tile and the sink was installed wrong right?
That's a drop in sink, it was suppost to be removed, tile installed and the sink dropped in on top if the tile, not tiled around it.
There's dozens of companys that make sinks and dozens of differant sizes avalible. Since that tiles going to have to come off anyway at least around the sink, you could just make the cut out wider if needed.
The hardest part will be to find matching tile. You may have to use a differant tile and make it look like a border.

Joe, thanks very much for taking a look at this and for that good information - no, I did not know that. Thanks very much for your help!

joecaption 01-25-2012 10:25 AM

That counter top may also not be level. Look at the piece of tile they used as a shim in the back left hand side.

nealtw 01-25-2012 10:35 AM

Most times people would change the plywood under the tile , new tile, new sink.


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