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    Default Bow on sink rim

    Hi

    I bought a stainless steel sink and I noticed a slight bow on the rim on both sides and front and back. Is this by design so it can be pulled down tight to the counter top OR is this a defect ?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    albanello

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    Default Re: Bow on sink rim

    Most likely just a characteristic (or flaw) of the stamping process.

    Jack
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    Default Re: Bow on sink rim

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Most likely just a characteristic (or flaw) of the stamping process.

    Jack

    I would agree, it's not something to worry about as long as the rim pulls down tight to the counter top when installed.
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    Default Re: Bow on sink rim

    Let me add this:
    The sink probably came with mounting screws and brackets. Use them properly, and the bow will likely disappear. Then caulk around the sink with the right caulking.
    Connect the drain, the garbage disposer, install the faucet, etc.
    and enjoy the new sink!

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    Default Re: Bow on sink rim

    You can flatten a bent sink to some degree but you can't go overboard. By how much is this sink bent? What gauge is the steel?

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    Default Re: Bow on sink rim

    HoustonRemodeler:
    The sink rim is bowed about 1/4" at the center of all 4 sides. It is 20 guage.

    dj1, A. Spruce:
    There are mounting clamps. I put 2 on at the 1/3 points of the length ( 25" wide 1 clamp at 8" from each end) . Without forcing I was able to pull down to "about" little less then a 1/8 of a inch. Did not want to force it. If I put 2 clamps at the center and push the sink down with a 2x4 and some clamps I may be able to pull it down flush to the counter.

    Thank you all for your response.
    albanello

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