Will my copper sink still look good in years to come?
I want to buy a farmhouse copper apron sink for my new house..however, I've heard alot of stories that the sinks turn green. I love the look, but very leary that the sink won't look good in years to come. please help.
Re: will my copper sink still look good in years to come?
It all depends on the coating on the sink.
When exposed to air, copper will naturally oxodize and develop a blue/green coating or a dark brown coating that is called a patina.
In order to prevent the copper from developing a patina, it would need a clear coating of some sort to keep the copper away from the oxygen. The type and quality of these coatings vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and you would need to find reviews for your particular sink in order to evaluate them. There are even blends of copper and stainless steel to give you the benefits of both.
Most copper sinks will be uncoated and the manufacturers recommend waxing them to slow the patina process. When all this is said and done, even if your sink does turn green, treatment with a copper polish will remove the patina and bring it back to a bright copper look.
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Good grief, what kind of water leak? In your car radiator? In the house from a copper pipe? Or a toilet, a sink, a faucet? All these leaks require different fixes. Let us know where the leak is from. Then we'll have a better chance of giving you the correct advice.
I will tell you this, if the leak is from a "pin hole" in a copper pipe in your house you need to get a water testing kit to see if you have acidic water eating away your copper pipes. If so you need to replace the copper pipe and then get an acid neutralizer ASAP. If you do not get an acid neutralizer all of your copper pipes will be leaking since the acidic water has been eating away at all your pipes.
always rember , anyone having problem with leaking water faucets,for example a bathroom sink faucet is leaking,you don't have to go and buy a new one.save youself some money,buy putting new washers in,and if that don't stop it you will need to change the set that the washer seat agains't.<br />
the way to do this first,you would need a screw driver and take off<br />
off the knobs off the faucets,then you will see the washer you would <br />
replace ,but the water has leaked so long you would need to change the<br />
copper set to do this you need a wrench that you can remove the copper<br />
seat then reassemble the faucet and to make this fix last.<br />
always rember don't tighting the knob just enough to stop the water<br />
from leaking and the washer will last alot longer.doing this yourself<br />
you have saved alot of money.
I use a full cutters pant, nylon all around with venting in the back of the leg and kevlar lining on the front, it's cool in the summer and by adding thermal underware it good for winter use and pretty waterproof, loose for movement, comfortable year-round might be supplied by Stilh
You are only restricted to undermounting these sinks because of there depth in relation to the siting of the tap, that's all. Remember if you place this sink on top you willhave to discreetly raise the tapbase fixing to maintain easy use of the taps
If you are taling about tool thast hooks to water line under the sink you use a peircing tool that you can buy at any harware store for about 5.00 it fits on the cold copper line and when connected. tyou turn in to peirec the line and it remains on the line.
I'm assuming that you have a water and ice dispenser in the door. OK, The simplest and quickest way to do this is to go to a home improvement store such as The Home Depot,and buy an water/ice maker tube installation kit. This kit includes: 15 feet of 1/4 tubing,the 2 brass fittings you'll need, and a water filter. Once you get this kit,there will be instructions on how to assemble the brass nut and ferrel fittings. Then you'll have to find the water valve on the back of the fridge,usually it's on the lower right hand corner if your'e facing the back of the fridge.If you don't see it,you may have to pull back the little cardboard tab to expose it. Now hook up the hose kit you just bought to the valve on the fridge and then hook up the other end of the hose to house water valve. Then turn on the water and you are ready to go. NOTE: If your house doesn't have a valve already,then you'll have to buy a kit that you install under your kitchen sink,this kit has a piercing valve that you connect to you cold water side copper 3/8 tubing. If you don't have copper tubing visible,then you'll have to buy a 3-way (T) and just install it under your sink.
Yes you can still get those basket strainers and you can replumb with plastic pipe. Make sure when you go to the store to get the extra long strainers made for thick sinks, the fitting on the bottom should be made to accept plastic pipe. You may also need a "mission band" or "fernco coupling" to attach the plastic to metal pipe after replacing everything under the sink.