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 nameing and using sinks?
Author: nad

What names do you give to sinks? Mfr's use various nomenclature. Please comment on the following list & perhaps say how & why you would use a particular sink esp. for use with tile.
1.tile-in
tile-edge
flush mount sinks, all are similar square edge with 5/16" rim thickness sinks? Typically CI?
2.Self-rimming
sit-on
drop-in sinks with rounded edges, typically SS? Aka mudded-in sinks.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

The most common sink with a tile countertop is a drop in. For the kitchen, I feel that drop in is not user friendly, so would use a tile-in sink which gives you a flush edge. Of course, for the kitchen, tile counter tops are so 90's!

For a basic laminate counter top, a steel sink with a huddee rim is a very good choice. For stone or resin ( corian et al) undermount sinks are what I prefer. Same for cultured marlbe vanities...I prefer molded in or undermount.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: nad

Jimmy, thank you for your reply. Could you talk me thro a brief install of the "hudee"? Why do you recommend it?

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: bill plumber (FL)

I have not seen a Huddee rim since the nineties.



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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: nad

Hi Bill, just for the record, can you talk me thro installing a Huddee-rim, and what are the pro's and con's of using one?

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: hj (AZ)

It is the only way you can install a flat rim sink in a Formica counter top.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: hj (AZ)

If you have a flat rim sink, you probably need one. If the sink is undermount or drop in, you do not.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

Laminate counter tops are not suited to undermount sinks, because it is difficult to impossible to trim the cutout, so you either use a drop in....not convenient for kitchens; or you use a flat rim sink with the stainless steel support ring. They are still used a lot. The home centers push drop in sinks, because they cost more and are DIY friendly! But laminate countertops are still the material of choice in much of the multifamily industry, and rim sinks are still very much in the picture.

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Author: bill plumber (FL)

Why are drop-ins not convienient for kitchens and what is the price difference? I personally think Huddee rims have an outdated look, it has nothing to do with functionality or cost. Most Plumbers do not buy material from a box store and in the East I have not seen a Huddee rim in years not to say they are not being installed, just not popular. They do look good with avacado lavatories though. :)



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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: bill plumber (FL)

I find china lavs are less expensive than porceline on steel now a days. A self rimming china lav is what I push.



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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: nad

Thanks again Jimmy,Bill
and Hj, i figured that they were a bit retro, now i know. But i still dont know how to install one, would someone care to show me how?

By the way hj, i was reading some back posts that you were involved with ie. the quantum logic guy in Fla. and the rooter camera business somewhere else - believe me i laughed to tears, pure marx Bros. No, it was Laurel and Hardy moving the piano. Fair play to the Fla. guy though, he's come up with some good stuff at times.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

In a kitchen, it is VERY convenient to be able to wipe off the counter, sweeping food scraps, crumbs, etc into the sink. You can't do that with a drop in, but you CAN do it with an undermount or a rim mount. Although stones and resin countertop products are widely popular, the basic apartment industry is not springing for those across the board. Laminate is still very popular due to price point, and rim sinks are often used.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: hj (AZ)

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, but the odds are against them doing it consistently.

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 Re: nameing and using sinks?
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

What letters did the engineer use?

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