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    Default prime the counter top hole

    has anyone used bees wax on on the cut edge of sink cut outs? anyone? beuller...beuller

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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    I've never done anything to a cut-out, other than caulk the leading edge before dropping the sink into place.

    I assume you're referring to a formica top, which has a particle board back that will react like a sponge with even the slightest hint of moisture hitting it. Waxing the edge may slow things ever so slightly, but IMHO, not worth the time or effort when the inevitable leak will destroy the top anyway.
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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    no.. have done nothing like this yet

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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    Hi
    Actually i never used bees wax on on
    the cut edge of sink cut outs. You can use a Formica top.

    Thanx
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    Last edited by Paula Mera; 09-08-2012 at 02:33 PM.

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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Paula Mera View Post
    Hi
    Actually i never used bees wax on on
    the cut edge of sink cut outs. You can use a Formica top.

    Thanx
    You are an idiot and a spammer, please go away!
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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    Beeswax won't do much to seal the cut against water but a couple coats of varnish would do the trick.
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    Default Re: prime the counter top hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Sombreuil_mongrel View Post
    Beeswax won't do much to seal the cut against water but a couple coats of varnish would do the trick.
    Casey
    Im with Casey on this one. If you need to seal the edge varnish will help.....Yrs ago I knew an old time plumber that would use broken pcs of wax ring to rub on the edge. Ive never see anyone else do it except him.

    He always saved pcs of wax rings for different projects. Back when I was building hot and heavy I used hammers with wood handles. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom a couple inches deep then packed the hole with the wax. This worked great when putting screws in...especially when installing cabinets....Stick the screw into the hammer handle before driving will aid in the screw going in better........
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