sink removal

Any suggestions/experience on removing a flanged procelain sink froma a granite counter top with out breaking the top. Not sure how the sink is held down other that clamps on the underside.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

What do you mean by flanged? If you are talking about the sinks with a metal band around them (hudee rim) they will fall on you as you are removing the bolts/clamps from underneath and need to be supported while you are taking the clamps loose. A 2x4 spanning the sink with a heavy rope through the drain holes helps hold it up.
If it is all porcelain sitting on top of the granite loosen all of the clamps and disconnect all of the drain lines and see if it will push up. If not, maybe someone else knows what to do, maybe a solvent or something to dissolve the caulk.
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RayV wrote:

Sorry about the discription - it is a self rimming sink. Sits on top of the counter surface.
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These "drop in" sinks are usually secured by clips fastened to the underside of the countertop. Get your head underneath and look. When all the clips are removed you may find the sink is held to the countertop by caulk or (worse) an unidentified adhesive: but you may be able to jar iit loose by hammering upwards from underneath.
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