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cjhdog

02:36PM | 11/24/02
Member Since: 11/23/02
3 lifetime posts
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Can I sand/cut/drill larger sink holes in my china pedistal sink? I just purchases a mini-wide spread faucet and my faucet holes are about 1/16-1/8" too close. Can I sand/cut them the make my faucet fit without breaking my sink?

raymondvinzant

07:42AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/17/02
50 lifetime posts
It is possible, but very difficult and most likely you will break a sink. I use to install jets in cast iron whirlpool tubs and the china is cut with a special bit. But in many of the cases, a tub was chipped and damaged. With china, its so brittle the chattering that comes from the grinding, sometimes causes fractures in the sink and it ends up shattering. I would suggest either buying a sink designed for the widespread faucet, or buying a faucet designed for the sink. Retrofitting is always a difficult prospect.
Good Luck
Ray
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cjhdog

02:29AM | 11/28/02
Member Since: 11/23/02
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info, I will get a new sink.
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