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How do you measure a sink?
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kraigWY    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:51:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you measure the hole in the counter top. Inside the basin? Don't want to drive 70 miles and get the wrong sink agian.


Bob/Ont    Posted 01-03-2004 at 11:01:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kraig, Toolman uses the Bushel of socks method. Don't know if it's a standard or not.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 11:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup thats works bob , but i belive its metric at least up here.


buck    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:11:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

Measure the cutout in your counter top and compare those demensions to the cutout template that comes with the sink. Say you are installing a 32" wide sink, then the cutout will be right at 32" but the sink may measure 33" or even 34" there is a small difference between stainless, cast iron and composit sinks but they usually fit the same cutout. If your cutout was made by the countertop fabricator then they usually use the base cabinet as a guide to which size cutout to make.


~Lenore    Posted 01-03-2004 at 11:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Be sure to measure the depth too.
I did not realize sinks came in different depths
and mine is rather shallow and fills with dishes rather quickly.
Some large pots are difficult to clean in it.
So I would adivise that as your second measurement.
I know I will if I ever get another one.


Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-04-2004 at 01:59:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of sink are you talking about? The "standard" size for a kitchen sink is 33"x 22", which is most generally the outer measurement of the sink edge. And yes, check the depth of the sink, the plumbing drain may not allow for a "deep" sink.
Actually the best way to measure is with a measuring tape........ :).


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