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woodbutcherbynight

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07-12-2017 06:33 PM

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Currently the drop sink in my shop is a cheap (as in free) plastic one that after 20 years of use looks like it needs a makeover. Okay so does the cabinet that it sits in as well. In planning out a new cabinet I am looking for a less expensive alternative than the stainless steel version at $250 and up. Found this at the box and thought with a opening in the bottom it would make a good sink and be easier in time to change out.

Suggestions requested

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papadan

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#1 posted 07-12-2017 06:50 PM

Build a nice base for it out of reclaimed wood and you got yourself a winner. Deep enough for when you need to soak things also.

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ArtMann

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#2 posted 07-12-2017 07:21 PM

You will have to put out considerable effort to cut the hole and install a drain that doesn’t leak. Sinks slope toward the drain to eliminate all the liquid. A tub will not necessarily be made that way. Also, unlike stainless steel or composite material, a galvanized tub is subject to rust. I don’t want to discourage you too much. I am sure you can make it work. However, there are some drawbacks to your plan.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 07-12-2017 07:26 PM



You will have to put out considerable effort to cut the hole and install a drain that doesn t leak. Sinks slope toward the drain to eliminate all the liquid. A tub will not necessarily be made that way. Also, unlike stainless steel or composite material, a galvanized tub is subject to rust. I don t want to discourage you too much. I am sure you can make it work. However, there are some drawbacks to your plan.

- ArtMann

Good points. Cutting the hole is something I can do with the equipment at hand. Sloping the bottom I am hoping to accomplish by peening it out like body shop techs do to make a curved surface. Now how well it holds up as you said it is metal and will rust. That would be the one part that makes me say wait a minute… LOL

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Nezzerscape

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 07:51 PM

Carefully on the peening. The bottom seam is just rolled and peening may pull enough to cause it to leak.

I would recommend carving some scrap wood to make the base shape including the flat spot for the drain as well as a 1-1.5 inch ring about the sides (not carved to reduce pulling by peening too close the the edge). This should give you a nice shape and reduce the pull. The slight angle needed around the edge can be created by pulling slightly down on the drain when installing.

Are you using chemicals in it? If not then a quick bead of silicon will help for any possible leaks.

I live in MI and have to endure all the elements. I have a double galvanized basin that sits outside all year long (for many years. No rust! It can happen mind you but being indoors and without chemicals there should little chance of that.

Nez

(Love the idea!)

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IHRedRules

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 07:52 PM

Whoa, I would just slope the sink a tad to one side, install the drain on that end and be good to go.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 07-12-2017 08:37 PM

Nezzerscape

Good idea on using silicone, I was thinking about using the same sealant I used on the gutters earlier this month. Have to get one cut a hole and pull it down and see how well it drains. While the lip may provide enough support I do intend to support from the bottom with a set of braces. Last thing I want is for it to fall through and make a big mess.

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 09:00 PM

I like the tub personally. But if you want a stainless steel sink you can find one on Craigslist for little or nothing. I might have one down in the barn. If so I will send it to you if you want it

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Bill White

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 09:08 PM

Just get a Utilatub sink (Lowe’s). Stupid simple.
Bill

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 10:06 PM



I like the tub personally. But if you want a stainless steel sink you can find one on Craigslist for little or nothing. I might have one down in the barn. If so I will send it to you if you want it

- hoss12992

Would it be a deep sink? I have a plastic deep sink like 14” deep currently. Looked around on CL and others for something I could use that was metal but found most in the $250 and up. Push comes to shove I have a extra plastic one but had wanted a steel one.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 07-12-2017 10:59 PM

I think if you use that galvanized long bucket, when you put a drain in it, it will require a nut on the top to pull the drain secure and therefore will never drain all the way because of the height of the nut. A better solution would be a washtub with the drain built in and sunk under the surface in a relief and it drains completely. I use a double washtub and wash all kinds of stuff in there and don’t worry about getting it dirty.
Here is one for 35 bucks: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Freestanding-Utility-Sink-Laundry-Tub-Floor-Mount-Single-Faucet-Wash-Bowl-Basin-/141930340295?epid=1601345026&hash=item210bb51fc7:g:PD8AAOSwdU1W-yjj

My 2 cents worth…...............cheers, Jim

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