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Stainless Steel Sink Clips Needed and Silicone Sealing Question

Postby hoogerbooger » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:48 am

Hope this is the right forum.

Just had my 40mm laminate kitchen worktops replaced. The chippy cut the sink cut-out too tight for the clips, then left for another job. The plumber could only get the clips on one side so put them at the back and used a silicone bead to seal. (The sink being re-inserted had a intact cleaned-up narrow foam seal ).Sink was not weighted while silicone was left to go off and sink was used within a few hours.

Now I'm thinking I've been left with a sink vulnerable to lifting and the seal failing. Is that likely to be the case ? would silicone on it's own be enough ? or are the clips essential ? - I had thought they were - but wasn't there at the time the work was done.

If the silicone seal it is not likely to last - should it be lifted now, cleaned up and the cut-out enlarged at clip locations ? is that a straight forward job ?. I don't want the work top damaged and it may pull off the existing inset seal when removing the silicone ? Seems too late to try just enlarging locally for clips from under with sink in situ, now the silicone has gone off as I may upset the seal.

Advice very welcome - as I have a chippy and plumber I may need to talk to.
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