Pete’s Sink Mount is the mounting system you have been searching for to install your new kitchen sink. Originally developed for premium quality kitchen sinks that are heavy and not exactly “square”, many current users are finding Pete’s Sink Mount is also the perfect device for lightweight stainless undermount sinks because adhesives will fail over time and slab materials (granite, quartz composite, etc.) were not intended to be notched for sink mounting clips.
Whether you are doing an original installation or are re-installing a sink after mounting failure, Pete’s Sink Mount not only provides the strength but also the flexibility to place the sink in exactly the right position at any time before, during and after countertop installation.
I ordered the kit but my contractor was not so sure about it. Once the sink was mounted he was smiling like a kid in a candy store... If you are thinking about ordering one for your kitchen, don't wait, you will be glad you did.
Fast shipping, great communication and the install went great... I will be using this on all my future projects. Highly recommended!
While doing a down to the studs kitchen remodel several years ago (including the floor and ceiling) I had everything figured out except “How do I install this 130 lb. undermount apron sink?”
My project incorporated the Rohl RC3018 Shaws Original fireclay farmhouse sink. I searched the internet, talked to friends and went to high end cabinet and fixture show rooms and came up empty handed. I settled on the typical 2×4 and shim method for my sink installation.
If you have installed a fireclay sink you have noticed that the fixture is not quite square. I had my sink in position and affixed to the 2x4s and shims with thick beads of silicone prior to the countertop crew making the template (I used Silestone quartz composite). I turned my back for 15 seconds only to find one of the crew trying to raise a corner of my sink with a flat blade screwdriver! I showed him with my 6’ level that the sink was aligned with the countertop plane as good as possible and to leave it alone. Long story short, the template was made and a week later the countertop was installed. I applied the sealant between the countertop and sink and the job was finished.
Regardless, I was frustrated that there was not a better way to install the sink. I was confident I had the sink positioned well but I wanted the option of being able to fine tune the position of the sink to the countertop after installation. 2×4’s (some people use plywood) obviously work but they take a lot of room making it a bit harder to get the disposal in place and limit the vertical storage space under the sink. If I needed to make any adjustments after the countertop was installed I was out of luck.
If there is ever any kind of leak the wood will get wet and potentially get moldy and in extreme cases could start to rot and even fail over time. I also worry, to this day, that someone in the house will smack the front of the sink with a large Le Creuset piece and damage it, requiring me to replace the sink. I would rather lower the sink away from the countertop in a controlled manner and pull it out the front than try to remove 2x4s and somehow brace the sink before lowering it enough to remove it.
To satisfy my curiosity for a better solution and for the fun of pursuing a patent I set out to “build a better mousetrap”. This device may be overkill for the application but I wanted to build the best possible solution for the consumer. For those installing a high end kitchen where only the best will do, this is the device you have been searching for.
For those who need to correct a problem with their existing installation and ensure they will not have future problems, this is the device you have been searching for.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story about how the Pete’s Home Innovations Sink Mount came to be.
Rimmed sinks are typically attached to the countertop using three methods. All methods use the rim to “hang” the sink in position. Supporting the sink from the bottom is a far more robust and sturdy solution while offering much greater flexibility in placement of the sink.
No problem! The support rails and brackets have built in “play” to allow for variances in the sink bottom. The shape of each support rail channel provide strength and two horizontal surfaces for the sink to rest on. In some cases the sink may only rest on one horizontal surface of each support rail. Shaws Original fireclay sinks are a great example of sinks that are not flat or “true” on the bottom and the support rails are better than flat 2x4s or plywood at adapting to the sink bottom. Lite Weight stainless sinks (often with rims) are also a great example of sinks with bottoms that are sloped for drainage. The play in the brackets and rails easily adapt to the sloped sink bottom. However, the sink may sit on only one horizontal support of each support rail but this is more than enough support and far superior to supporting the sink by the rim.
No problem! Kohler Whitehaven sinks are a great example of sinks with feet. The feet are simply set in the “bottom” of the support rail channels. Pete’s Sink Mount has been used for many Kohler Whitehaven sink installations.
Minimum width is 311/2 inches. If you have a narrower cabinet for your kitchen sink, island prep sink or other location just contact Pete and he will have the support rails trimmed down to fit your cabinet! You can also cut the rails on your own once you receive the kit if you have the proper tools to cut 304 stainless.
Maximum width is over 50 inches.
13/8 inches. This allows plenty of vertical adjustment to not only install the sink but in the event you ever need to remove your sink you will be able to lower it from the countertop for removal.
Several clients have replaced “crazed” fireclay sinks or installed new sinks when existing countertops are in place. The sink mount kit is installed with the brackets in the “lower” position then the sink is slid into the cabinet from the front to rest on the support rails. The brackets are then adjusted “up” to mate the sink with the countertop. This same technique is also used to rectify lite weight stainless rimmed sinks when the adhesive or clips have failed and the sink has fallen down.
Absolutely! Mount the brackets and support rail for the back of the sink so that the sink sit’s on as much of the support rail as you can, while leaving enough room for plumbing connections. The sink will rest on one of the two horizontal surfaces of this back rail, providing more than enough strength to support your sink.
Note: if you have a stainless sink with the drain offset to the back of the sink you can use “1/2” a kit to hold your sink up to the countertop. Contact Pete if you only need “1/2” a kit for this application.
Most people say YES! The added cost of labor and materials required to build a custom mount into your cabinet is typically several hundred dollars and if anything with the cabinet or countertop is slightly off then it will require additional labor and materials to correct the fit. Any cabinet issues will likely delay countertop templating and your entire project. Pete’s Sink Mount allows precise placement and adjustment of your sink before, during and even after countertop installation if necessary.
If you ever have a problem with your sink and it needs to be lowered, removed or replaced you have the freedom to do so with Pete’s Sink Mount, saving you time and money in the future.
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