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How can we remove a sink, sealed with silicone rubber sealant, off a granite vanity top without wrecking anything?

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Try using a long piece of dental floss, like a saw, all the way around until you cut through the silicone.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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I installed a black granite sink, but the BASKET STRAINER is leaking. Do I need to buy a specific Basket Strainer for the Granite sink and take model # of the sink.Or can i just buy any basket...


Hello.
You shouldn't need a special strainer.
Where the strainer meets the sink surface, ( the lip of the strainer ), should have plumber's putty.
Take a chunk of plumbers putty and roll it out like a snake and then stick it under the lip of the srainer all the way around. Set the strainer in the hole and then on the bottom side add the rubber seal, then the cardboard, or metal glide ring and then the nut.
As you tighten the nut it will squeeze out the excess putty and allow you to remove it.
1. Sometimes people try to use the rubber seal on the top side of the sink, but it goes on under the sink.
2. The cardboard/metal glide ring prevents the nut from tearing up the rubber seal so you can really tighten it.

I hope this helps you!
Thanks, Donnie

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Silicone is an excellent adhesive once it is fully cured. I would not try to pry it off but I would suggest that you take the blade out of drywall or utility knife and carefully try to cut through it. It probably will take several cuts to get the old basin free but thats the only way I can think of to do it without damage to counter top. Hope that helps. Thanks

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The faucet should have come with a rubber gasket which goes between the faucet body and the granite top. Make sure it's properly aligned and has not slipped out of place. Be carefull when tightening the faucet to the granite, since granite is easily cracked.

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Installing a vessel sink


Standard Vanity height is approx 34.5". A vessel vanity is approx 31" high. If you cannot remove the legs from your existing vanity then it will have to be replaced or cut down to the correct height. The reason a vessel vanity is lower is because your sink will be approx 3 to 6 inches higher than a standard drop in sink. This may be more work than it is worth. Vessel sinks most often will require a solid surface top, either glass, stone or another type of composite material. The standard laminate vanity top has a particle board substrate which will detiorate quickly at the drain location.

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Is this sealed?


All of these counter tops are pre-sealed at the factory. This is the deck and back splash only.any side pieces that may have been put on, while sealed individually are generally caulked to create a sealed unit.

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Us a clear sanitary grade silicone

The Plumbers putty will do the trick but it needs cleaning off very carefully where as the clear silicone blends

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Wrong product on granite surface


Contact the company on the bottle! I would also talk to the store manager there as well. The manufacture will give you the correct steps in removing the product. You could also contact an installer and get some ideas as what can be done to either fix it or remove it. Either way, be careful. Most people don't realize that granite can be damaged.

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What to use plumbers putty or silicone on strainer basket rims installed on granite sinks


you always use plumbers putty on the strainer baskets. you can never use to much just remove the access when tightened. If you use silicone you will have leaks withen a year.

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You need to seal from the outside edge and I would use a clear silicone made for use in wet conditions. It wouldn't hurt to put a bead around the bottom edge as well.

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