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Whilst cleaning my Frigidaire fridge, the shelf got stuck, as I pried it away to put it in the sink to soak, the foam injection piece and vinyl ripped off with it! How does ones fix that?


I would use water based anti-mildew tube and tile bathroom caulking to glue the piece back on and seal the edges. Dry with
a hair dryer for a few minutes.

May 10, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Sink Cabinet Replacement Bottom


IF your sink cabinet bottom is water damaged and in need of a replacement, this video gives step-by-step how to information for fixing it. This video was created by a cabinet professional who specializes in fixing Formica kitchen cabinets.

It is very informative for the person who likes to do it yourself" when it comes to repairing things around the home.



Tools and materials needed:

Saber saw
Diagonal cutters
Hammer
New sink cabinet bottom
Caulking
Caulk gun
Clorox Bleach
Three Support Struts
L-brackets
Finish nails

How to do the Repair:

Take the doors of the kitchen or bathroom cabinet off.

Remove the water damaged sink bottom by cutting it in half from front to back. You may need to use the hammer at this point. Just be extremely careful to not damage the plumbing.

Break off the staples with the diagonal cutters.

Clean the mold with the Clorox Bleach.

Install the struts designed to support the new sink cabinet bottom. Use L-brackets if necessary for attaching the center piece.

Install the new sink cabinet bottom replacement board. Attach it with finish nails.

Clean the inside of the kitchen or bathroom vanity cabinet.

Caulk all interior areas of the sink cabinet bottom.

Replace the doors.

Every sink cabinet is built differently. Make sure to examine how the cupboard was built to determine the best method for replacing the bottom of the cabinet. If you have a center style, you will need to cut it out and reinstall it using L-brackets.




on May 26, 2010 | Home

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Why do sinks usually have silicon caulk on their underside?


Silicone-based caulk is often applied to the underside of bathroom sinks in order for the caulk to seal the gap between the sink and the wall, preventing moisture from getting underneath the sink.

Jul 16, 2013 | Adhesives, Coatings & Sealants

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When installing do you silicone each piece for example the faucet , the soap dispenser ,the sprayer , and the tap


Hi seawitch678,

If you have a granite or stone countertop/sink, use silicone as plumber's putty will stain the stone. Plumber's putty is petroleum based so it will not adhere to stone. Normally you should use what the manufacturer recommends and where they recommend. When installing a faucet, put either around the base of any piece that goes through the countertop.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Jul 15, 2011 | Price Pfister Marielle Kitchen Faucet with...

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THE PROBLEM IS THE SILICONE HOLDING THE SINK TO THE GRANITE HAS LET GO


Sinks are held in two ways:
1) Clips under the sink hold it to countertop.
2) Adhesive caulk.

Consult installer who will know exactly what adhesive is correct for your top.
And what procedure will minimize clean-up and not damage top.

To do this yourself:
Take photos of everything before starting so you know how it goes back.
Dry off countertop and then let dry for couple hours, then outline location of sink with masking tape.
This will help you reinstall sink in exact location and minimize caulk clean-up after smoothing out caulk bead with wet finger when sink goes back in.
We use wet/damp sponge to help caulk >> here's how it works: Wet finger on sponge, smooth caulk short ways with finger, wipe excess on paper towel, wet finger again, repeat slowly around sink. Remove tape immediately after caulk is smoothed.

Disconnect tubular drains at P-trap.
Disconnect disposal from sink basket and lay down inside cabinet.
Or you can leave disposal connected to sink, if you're strong enough to lift sink and disposal together. In that case, disconnect electric wire and dishwasher tube.
Turn off water. Disconnect supply lines at shut off.

Lift out sink.
Use pry bar and pry against wood paint stick.
Use bottle jack or car jack from underneath, and go real slow.
Have cardboard boxes where you can set sink up off floor.
Setting sink up will let you work on heavy sink and won't scratch floor.
Remove old caulk with single-edge razor blade, or scraper. Go slow not to scratch anything.

Apply new, continuous bead of caulk and set sink in place.
Sink will have to be held tightly by someone while working underneath.
Attaching disposal to sink basket without moving sink will the challenge.

Attach water supply lines, turn on water and check there are no leaks.
Lift disposal into place and attach with ring... leave attachment ring bit loose until tubular p-trap is aligned.

Any tubular pipes that were moved must be taken apart, cleaned and reassembled.
Rubber washers are replaced with new ones.
Plastic washers are cleaned and re-used. Tapered end of plastic washer goes away from nut.
We use rectorseal on all tubular joints when re-assembling under-sink pipes.
Smear it all over each washer and p-trap joint before attaching nut.

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Dec 21, 2010 | Granite Home

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I have a sink in bathroom I have removed cabinet and there is nothing to hold up sink can that be anchored it is round sink with 1/2 inch lip caulked to bottom of counter i also want to remove do i have to...


I DON'T RECOMMEND TRYING BOLT THIS TO THE WALL UNLESS YOU HAVE THE WALL BRACKET THAT COMES WITH THE SINK,NOT ALL SINK ARE DESIGNED TO BE WALL HUNG.

Apr 20, 2010 | Home

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We purchased a franke double sink at lowes for $108.00. we cannot get the basket to stop leaking, we've used plumbers putty as suggested but its not working and the sink still leaks. what can we do


Take it back out and clean all of the plumbers putty off. make sure that the bottom of the sink and the basket is clean and dry. Take a good quality silicone caulk and make a 1/4" bead all the way around the basket where it meets the sink. Tighten the basket nut till it gets nice a snug but not os that you spin the basket much. Then let the caulk setup over night. Trim away the excess with a sharp knife from the top and hook up the drain. This will seal a basket everytime. I never use plumbers putty anymore.

Nov 14, 2009 | Franke VNX-120-45 Vision Double Bowl...

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How do I remove the pedestal of my Kohler sink?


The pedestal is caulked on top and buttom. remove the caulking you can remove the pedestal. make sure the sink is bolted to the wall, there should be 1 bolt on each side of the sink. (looking from buttom up.)

Jun 10, 2009 | Kohler K-2223-7 Portrait Bathroom Sink...

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Bathtub caulk turning dark color in spots?


Ibelieve it is mold and the best thing to do unfortunately is re caulk it but use amold resistant caulking(kitchen and bath dap)

Feb 01, 2009 | Home

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