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How To Install A Farmhouse Sink

 

 
 
how to Install A Farmhouse Sink
 
Before you begin your installation, read the entire installation instructions. Be sure to observe all local plumbing and building codes.
Use assistance when lifting the sink in order to avoid personal injury. We recommend consulting a professional if you are unfamiliar with installing kitchen fixtures and plumbing.
 
 
Tools and Materials:
Safety Glasses
Safety Glasses
Framing Square
Framing Square
Tape Measure
Tape Measure
Wood Braces
Wood Braces
Hacksaw
Hacksaw
Drill
Drill
Support Frames
Support Frames
Pencil
Pencil
Level
Level
Silcone Sealant
Silcone Sealant*
 
Installation Options
 
We recommend undermount sink installation. Flush-mount and built-up installation are not ideal for farmhouse sink installation.
Before installing your farmhouse sink, make sure there is adequate room for the faucet and backsplash installations.
 
Undermount Installation Do not mount flush or above counter
 
 
   Prepare the Cabinet  
  Prepare the Cabinet Farmhouse sinks may require custom cabinetry. We recommend consulting an experienced cabinet maker for assistance. Providing the cabinet maker with the actual sink that will be installed will ensure a custom fit.

Allow clearance for the water supply lines, drains, and garbage disposal underneath the sink.

Build a support frame or install support bars from front to back, along the inner sides of the cabinet. The frame must support the weight of the sink and all attachments.

The support frame should be positioned so that when installed, the sink is in line and level with the top of the cabinet.
 
     
   Prepare Countertop  
  Prepare Countertop Because each sink will vary dimensionally, no template is provided. Center the sink on the countertop and trace the outline with a pencil to use as a guide for the cutout. Remember to allow clearance for any faucets and/or backsplashes. Cut the countertop accordingly.  
     
 
 
Final Placement
 
   Step 1  
  Step 1: Test fit the sink Test fit the sink in the opening that was created in the previous steps. The entire weight of the sink should be supported by the support frame. Verify that the sink is in line and level with the top of the cabinet. Use wood shims, if needed, to level the sink.  
     
   Step 2  
  Step 2: Set the sink in place Set the sink in place and fill in any gaps below the sink front and between the sink and countertop with silicone sealant. Hold the sink in place to secure. Place the countertop onto the sink and remove any excess sealant from all surfaces.  
     
   Step 3  
  Step 3: Allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours Allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours. Install your drain, faucet, and other accessories according to the installation instructions.  
     
 
 
*General Purpose Silicone Sealant for stone, marble or granite sinks or Neutral Cure Silicone Sealant for copper sinks.
 
 
Watch our How To Measure For A Farmhouse Sink tutorial for visual guidance and additional information.
 

How To Measure For A Farmhouse Sink

Invite timeless functionality into your kitchen with a farmhouse sink. Known for being spacious, durable additions, we want to make sure the farmhouse sink you choose is the perfect fit for your home.

Before we begin, it is important to have your measurements confirmed by a professional installer prior to ordering the sink or custom cabinetry. Additionally, we highly recommend that you have your sink before having your countertops cut to ensure the perfect fit.

First, measure the base cabinet of you existing sink. Measure the length, from left to right, and width, from front to back. To make sure the sink will fit, subtract anywhere from 2 to 3 inches from each measurement and apply it to the sink you want. Ideally, the base cabinet should be 3 inches wider than the sink. So, for example, a 36-inch base cabinet would fit a 33-inch sink.

Next, make sure your cabinets have enough room for the depth of your new farmhouse sink. Either compare the height listed on the sink’s spec sheet to the room in your cabinet or measure the sink in person from the top, down.

Additionally, make sure that your current plumbing system fits your sink. On the inside, measure the distance from the top of your base cabinet to the rough drain outlet. Make sure the basin does not go past the outlet.

Finally, you will want to leave some extra room at the back of your base cabinet for a faucet and any other accessories. Compare your faucet measurements and make sure there is space for it to fit between your wall and the sink.

Once these measurements are taken and confirmed, you are ready to install your farmhouse sink.

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