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Cabinetman

07:58AM | 04/27/01
Bvplumbing
Which product do you use to seal a self rimming sink in a laminate countertop?Plumbers putty or a caulk?

RobertJ

04:02AM | 05/04/01
Member Since: 05/02/01
3 lifetime posts
Sorry if this is late, I just transferred in to this version of the board ! I did considerable asking around on the same topic last winter when I was doing the same job. The consensus opinion was that it is safer to use plumbers putty, so that is what I did. The reasoning is that if you ever have to remove the sink, many of the caulks, especially silicon will make it almost impossible to lift the sink without damaging the countertop. No problem with the plumbers putty, except that over the fist couple of weeks we would occasionally see little bits of it squeezing out as the sink settled.
Not a big deal, but it would elicit comments from SWMBO.
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