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Question DetailsAsked on 12/20/2016

fabricator offered free 24in sink but installed only 20in are they able to fix their mistake

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Sure - just a matter of $ and time - going to probably blow his profit on the job at least (assuming this is a countertop replacement job), and possibly a good deal more than that, so don't expect him to be happy about it. But if it was promised as part of the job, he should do it.

If you did not get the 24" sink offer in writing you may have an argument on your hands, but yes it can be redone assuming your countertop depth is adequate for the new 24" sink "depth" (cutout from front to back in countertop) - easier than going smaller with the replacement sink which would mean all new countertop for that piece. Note - if the sink he offers is too deep, there are reduced depth wide sinks designed for installation in countertops that are not so deep. Called "shallow depth" or "narrow depth" sinks, made for countertop all the way down to about 9" depth (ones that shallow are for old countertops, bar use, laboratory or hospital/doctor office use in small rooms, or recessed-front countertop designs). Course, the further you get from "standard" 25" depth (to go over 24" cabinets) the more you limit your design choices, but most are available down to about 20" countertop depth (about 18" sink cutout depth).

Depending on the countertop material and how the cabinets are built, might be something he can remedy in-place - but in worst case might require removing the existing sink, then the countertop in the sink area, taking it to the shop to recut the sink opening, then bring back and reinstall and put in correct size sink. With some modification to the cabinets maybe necessary as well - possibly new sink cabinet, possibly cutting into the sidewalls of the adjacent cabinets for clearance. If that is necessary, be sure it does not interfere with the drawers or bin space in that case - and should be sealed to prevent moisture from dishwasher or undersink area getting into adjacent cabinet areas. And also have to be sure does not infringe on dishwasher installation clearance.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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