I am replaceing the laminated counter tops in my kitchen.
I need to remove the sink, its cast iron, going to replace it, but its not
held in with brackets, I think its held in with a sealant.
Any idea's on removal, besides a flat pry bar hammered in on the edge.
I've done this exactly one time so my method doesn't have a long track
Disconnect all plumbing. Put a hydraulic bottle jack in the cabinet under
the sink resting it on a large piece of 3/4" plywood to spread the load. Put
blocking between the jack and applied enough pressure to make things creak a
bit. Cut around under the lip of the sink a hacksaw blade to attack the
sealant. Once I and weakened it a bit the sink started to rise under the
influence of the jack and at that point I was able to cut the rest of the
sealant and remove the sink.
Of course I was intent on SAVING my sink. If you are going to trash yours
anyway you could just score the countertop with a circular saw set just deep
enough to go through the top but not damage the cabinet. Then just knock
everything apart and haul it out.
My ignorance of your situation may be misleading me but ...
If you are replacing both the sink and counter top, why bother removing
the sink first? After removing screws that hold the counter top down
and disconnecting the sink, just lift both the sink and counter top at
the same time.
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