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Old 06-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Bathroom sink

our bathroom sink is plastic and hard to keep clean. has anyone replaced the sink in the bathroom with a a china one? if so, was there any problem doing it?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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I replaced the sink and faucet in a 2005 Fleetwood for a similar reason as you have. We had a Black sink and it was almost impossible to keep water spots off of it.
Wife and I went to Lowes with the removed sink in tow and matched it to a nice white cast China one and also bought a Mjoen four inch spaced faucet assembly brushed nickle and all fit well. Even the water lines fit without any mods. I used white silicon to hold the new sink in place. It really looks good. Well worth the time and very little effort.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Keep in mind, a "china" sink is actually cast iron coated in porcelain and will be quite heavy, compared to the plastic sink. A stainless sink, on the other hand, will be much lighter, in comparison.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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We have a corian sink but if you want a china sink, go for it. Nothing hard about it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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I replaced plastic with china---no problem. When I did it I got to wondering why a plastic one in the first place and thought (right or wrong) that maybe being flexible was important. So in my new install I put a rubber fitting on the drain pipe that allows a little flex. Probably over kill---with or without it is easy and very good looking when you are done----especially if you up grade the faucet.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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We replaced the plastic kitchen RV sink with a residential composite sink and love it. Naturally this required some serious mods to the counter top but it wasn't too tough at all.

We plan to do as mccsix and replace our bathroom plastic sink with a vessel sink... but that will require a new countertop.

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Not only did we replace the plastic bath sink with a china model from Loews, We also replaced our work kitchen counter with a hew deigned one and new platinum composite sink with matching faucet. If weight's an issue; toss out some old shoes.
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I went with this concept as well, did an overlay with corian counter and put in a glass vessel sink with waterfall tap. Home Depot is your friend go there with your measurements and have fun.
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Keep in mind, a "china" sink is actually cast iron coated in porcelain and will be quite heavy, compared to the plastic sink. A stainless sink, on the other hand, will be much lighter, in comparison.
I've seen many a broken porcelain sink and there was no iron to be seen. In fact when I was about 11, I dropped a big bottle of mouthwash (glass bottle) and it went through the bottom of the sink straight to the floor. Boy did I get yelled at.

But at the same time I went to replace my porcelain kitchen sink in the log cabin I had recently bought just to find it was indeed cast iron covered with porcelain. It took two of use to carry it outside, and one one of use to install the replacement. Steel.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:28 AM   #11
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Upgrading a vanity sink isn't too bad a job but you'll probably need to replace the drain unit since the plastic sinks use proprietary fittings to deal with the fact that plastic sinks are much thinner than porcelain basins. Secondly, you may have to trim away some of the counter to accommodate the new shape of the replacement sink. lastly, it's a good time to upgrade the faucet since the ones that come with the plastic sinks tend to be low quality.

In the end, though, you'll have a good looking vanity that's a lot easier to keep clean. Stainless sinks are nice but if you're a compulsive cleaner, you'll always notice the water spots, especially in areas with hard water. Let us know how things work out.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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finnaly got around to replacing the sink. I am trying to post before and after pics. never been able to do it but try this link. RV sink upgrade pictures by mikf - Photobucket
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