the continuing (and hopefully final) saga of our trials and tribulations of our sink.
recall in our last episode, our sink had been separating from the countertop for awhile only to have completely separate and drop. a new sink had been purchased. now let’s join in on this exciting adventure.
we tried the new sink and the bowls were like two inches smaller. that left sizable areas of horizontal stainless steel. that look bad. so, we boxed up the sink for return, and put it in the back of my car.
we continued our search for a replacement sink. we had the make and model of our sink. hoping beyond hope, but we found out our model had long since been discontinued. good news: now we could open up or search to all manufacturers. bad news: i couldn’t find a sink that came close to fitting our opening.
meanwhile, not wanting to be sinkless, we decided to remount the old sink. recall i derided the installers for not using clips on the sink? no wonder. the people who did the countertop put the holes in such a place that the holes could not be used to clip and hold the sink. so, we pushed the sink a little further back the use the back clips and propped the sink in front.
meanwhile, we were closing out a safety deposit box because of a branch closing. still having some errands to run, i threw the contents of the box into the sink box, thinking i take the stuff out of the box when i got home and thought nothing more of it.
imagine my surprise when i heard some guy on the answering machine stating somehow some of Mary’s paperwork had been found in the store. crap, i forgot to take the stuff out of the sink box!
i began to get reeeeeeeeaaal concerned. the safety deposit box contained two distinct packets of paper, including our mortgage, and oh about $1000 worth of baseball cards. my heart began to race.
i headed to the store. there i got connected with a manager. it took him awhile but he returned with only one packet of papers. crap, where is the other stuff? my hope went to the fact that the other stuff might still be in the sink box. i went and collected a retaped sink box. help me obe wan, you’re my only hope. we opened the box and crisis averted; the other packet of papers and the baseball cards were still in there!
okay, recall holes for the clips were in the wrong place. fortunately, there is a post and clip system where the post can be placed any where with a bit of epoxy to hold the post in place. so after a bunch of measurements and calculations, i had myself convinced i had the posts measured out in the right place. guess what? my hard work paid off and all the posts worked!
all that was left was actually mounting the sink. after a couple dry runs for practice, we did the real mccoy. besides a little too much silicone, all went well. too much silicone wasn’t the end of the world; just a little more time in cleanup. finally, we had a fully functional sink that will stay in place for the length of the counter top.
barring any catastrophes, thus ends the saga of ese eye en kay sink it.