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Old 05-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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does know of anyone making custom cast iron enameled sinks?
i am doing a kitchen remodel and we need a two bowl sink 30" x 16"

an odd size for sure but we have no room for a larger one
i could re-enamel the existing one but would rather not
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Why not? I think it would be hundreds if not thousands less than a custom cast iron sink.

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we are concerned with chipping
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Why not? I think it would be hundreds if not thousands less than a custom cast iron sink.
Thousands, easily. A few years back a friend remodeled a home in SF. They put in fairly standard tubs except in one room with a 63" (or something like that) space. They had someone make a 63" cast iron tub, essentially a stretch Kohler. All he'd say was that the single tub was more expensive than most whole bathroom remodels.

The family didn't care - they knew it was crazy, but they felt they should work pretty hard to help spread some of their wealth around.
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You should have that same concern with any cast iron sink. They have a tendency to chip. New or refurbished.
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Kohler makes the best cast iron sinks but they will not build a custom sink.

You can easily have custom sinks made in copper or SS though. Not cheap.

You could also make some calls and see if Corian can be custom made.
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does know of anyone making custom cast iron enameled sinks?
i am doing a kitchen remodel and we need a two bowl sink 30" x 16"

an odd size for sure but we have no room for a larger one
i could re-enamel the existing one but would rather not
If you have the old sink electro glazed you will get a quality and durable finish on it.
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There used to be a company in the States, and I'm sorry I don't recall either the name or location, but, they re-porcelain cast iron fixtures. Existing porcelain is stripped and they put new porcelain on.

It is not an easy task....I tried it a number of years ago with a company in Toronto that did porcelain and enamel on things like hand dryers, chalk boards, etc.

In my past business I restored hundreds of cast iron tubs, sinks, etc. Kitchen sinks were the worst. they looked amazing done, but, that only lasted so long.

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