I had a very specific need for a 33x22 inch top mounting sink. The cutout in my granite countertop was rough and unfinished so a bottom mount was not an option. I did have to make some modifications on the sink. There are steel rails spot welded to the undersurface of the sink that accomodates the mounting brackes. The opening in my granite was too narrow to accommodate these rails so I had to remove 2 of them. This required grasping the rail with a vise grip and rocking it back and forth to "pop" the spot welds. It did end up leaving a subtle pucker in the surface of the sink rim but it was ok. I also had to drill two 1 3/8 inch holes to accommodate a hot water tap and soap dispenser. Using a countersink punch and lots of lubrication the holes were very easy to make. The last mod was to anchor the back edge to the countertop so that the spigot would not tweat the sink when manipulated. This was necessary because I had to remove the mounting rail. This required installing a stainless steel bolt immediately behind the spigot and attaching it to an bracket mounted under the counter top. This single bolt was all that was needed to make the spigot mount on the sink rim solid as a rock. The bolt is not visible because it is behind the spigot. These modifications would not have been necessary if the opening in the countertop was larger.
While building a new home, some of these ended up in my trunk for several weeks in a hot Alabama summer, two of the crystals came loose from the mount. However, they were easily re-glued and have been fine since. They are really beautiful and I am pleased.
Overcoming the fact that the less than illustrious contractor, (we were forced to hire by the mortgage company to complete the insurance claim restoration,) had his plumbing sub-contractor initially install a WALL-mounted rough-in when I provided detailed drawings depicting DECK-mounted, ["Never heard of deck mounted pot fillers... everybody does it from the wall...,] we finally prevailed and once the granite counters were installed and bored on site to accommodate the plumbing, all was installed as specified. Apart from being a convenience to fill a large pasta pentola, it just looks plain sexy standing there. Valves work well, it tucks back out of the way. Just what we wanted.
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