Going to order a new basin which comes with 3 potential punch-out tapholes.
I will have to make the hole. It's been suggested that I drill a small
central hole then chip it out to the full diameter.
Any other thoughts?
My thoughts exactly. But they call them 'punch out' holes, certainly don't
think one shot with a club hammer will be a good idea.
It's wierd: cheap basin = holes ready made / expensive basin = hole needs to
Now there's a huge price differential, buy with dealer to do it for you big bucks / buy from box shifter & diy = big saving.
Drilling the little hole shouldn't be a problem, chipping it out gives me
nightmares, I can imagine a large glazed chip about 3" parting company with
Grit edged holesaw? Surely someone must have done this before.
Have two sinks like this, and my builder's plumber wanted assurances
that we would not hold him liable if he broke anything. Happily he
managed it, although the one upstairs has a chip that you can just see
under the tap. No idea what he did as it was all done when I was at
And yes, they were more expensive sinks :-)
I don't think you have any chance mate. I'm not too proud to admit I
did actually attempt to do this many years ago (I was young!). Just
getting through the porcelain was a mission. All you will end up with
is a trip to the tip to dump a half mashed basin.
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