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#1 ampy

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:19 AM

Our sink leaks. Silicone didn't seem to help. Next we take it out. Who has done it and are there
tricks?
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

Call Larry at Little House Customs for his expertise. You can find a link on the main forums home page.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:36 AM

While I agree that Larry knows everything there is to know about Casitas, he's probably busy under a bunch of Casitas this time of year.

There are others who have removed the sink, so I'm hopeful they'll chime in. If not, my understanding is that the sink is held in place by a couple of clips underneath.

I'm thinking you could probably line the rim with butyl tape before replacing the sink, then trim off the excess.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

I knew as soon as I posted that we don't all need to call Larry for stuff. You are right about him being busy. Should have said "if no one jumps in with advice..." As Granjan said on another thread... He was "the go to ACE." Sandy
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

While I agree that Larry knows everything there is to know about Casitas, he's probably busy under a bunch of Casitas this time of year.

There are others who have removed the sink, so I'm hopeful they'll chime in. If not, my understanding is that the sink is held in place by a couple of clips underneath.

I'm thinking you could probably line the rim with butyl tape before replacing the sink, then trim off the excess.

Eileen


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:10 AM

My sink leaked as well, a number of years ago. It's held down with several clips; one was missing. What I did is probably similar to your effort. I forcibly raised the suspected leaking side a couple of mm and pressed some tub and tily silicone acrylic underneath with a putty knife, uh, make that my steak knife. Hasn't leaked since. OTOH, did you check the drain and elbow for possible leak?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

My sink leaks too.. Just noticed this over the weekend as I rarely do dishes inside (sink's soo small) I noticed there are clips inside that hold it down but also flat head screws that look like they can be tightened. I wonder if I loosen a couple on the front where it leaks and slide some plumbers putty or butyl tape in there if that would solve my problem? Any other experience other than buggin the busy LHC??

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

I had a leak on my 2005 LD that was caused by the fiberglass bending next to the sink. On the LD there is no support for the horizontal surface between the sink and the stove so any slight downward pressure would deflect the fiberglass and cause a leak underneath it. I ended up adding a wooden brace underneath the fiberglass along that edge of the sink and it has not leaked since. I don't remember exactly how the sink was attached but recall that it was pretty obvious when I looked.
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