SINKOLOGY 101: THE 3C’S – COPPER, CLEANING AND CARE COPPER The charisma and charm of copper is its living finish. It will change and react over the course of use. That means if you accidentally leave toothpaste in the bath sink or forget to wash out the food from last night’s dinner, you will notice a change in the copper finish. This will inevitably happen and is completely normal. So, when it does happen, take a deep breath, sit back, relax and let the patina process take over. Patina is a natural coating that builds on copper over time to protect it from corrosion. Spots and blemishes will appear (from things like citrus, salt, ketchup and toothpaste), but just like a brand new penny under your couch cushion, over time it will re-patina and darken leaving your sink with a rich coppery blend of light and dark tones. CLEANING Below is a brief, but important, list of Do’s and Do Not’s: + DO - Wash daily with mild soap and water and a soft cloth or sponge. + DO - Dry occasionally with a soft cloth to mini¬mize water spots. — DO NOT use strong abrasive cleaners, metal scrub pads, or steel wool. These will scratch the surface. — DO NOT leave rubber mats or sponges inside the sink. Water trapped below could lead to stains. — DO NOT let food, dishes, toothpaste or pots and pans sit inside the copper sink for prolonged periods of time. — DO NOT allow chlorine bleach in contact with your Copper sink. It will remove the patina and drastically alter the finish of your sink. — DO NOT allow drain cleaners to come into contact with the sink surface. CARE To help protect the finish of your copper sink and reduce spotting, we recommend applying Sinkology’s Copper Armor. A monthly coating of Copper Armor is the best way to protect your sink and keep it looking as even and consistent as a living finish can look. INSTALLATION Caution: All installation types need to allow room for faucet installation. Ensure adequate clearance behind the basin for your faucet and backsplash, as well as the full range of motion for faucet handles and spouts. All basins, especially under mount and apron front installations, should be installed by professional installers. he Sinkology Dual-Flex rim is designed with a Flat Standard T under-mount rim, also has a slight curve at the end to allow for decorative and flexible drop-in installation. BATH – DROP-IN INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink upside down and trace outside edge onto craft paper or card- board. Add second line that is 1/2” inside that line. Cut out the center of the traced template using the second line. Step 2. Position the template flat on the countertop to align with cabinet and plumbing connections. Mark opening on countertop. Drill a 1/2” hole on the inside of the scribed line to start cutout, then use a jigsaw to cut the countertop. Step 3. Position the sink in the hole and check for gaps around the rim. Eliminate gaps by gently tapping the rim with a rubber mallet. Step 4. Attach drain assembly to sink. Plumbers putty (or Silicone) Step 5. Apply silicone to the bottom rim of the sink. Position the sink in the cutout, and use weight in the basin to hold the sink in place. Step 6. Clean excess silicone. Apply polyurethane to seal the gap between the sink and countertop. Mount faucet. Silicone Bag (Weight) Step 7. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). Spray Foam BATH – UNDER-MOUNT INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink upside down and trace outside edge, noting where the rim is located, on craft paper or cardboard. Add second line that is inside that line at the desired offset. Cut out the center of the traced template using the second line. Step 2. Place the template on to the countertop, trace the edge with a pencil, and cut the hole into the countertop. Step 3. Assemble waste fitting to basin, and use silicone to seal between waste fitting and the inside of the basin. Plumbers putty (or Silicone) Step 4. Mount sink Solid Surface Countertop to countertop. Brass Insert Bracket (only bracket included) Washer Wingnut Bowl Screw Step 5. Clean excess silicone and mount faucet. Step 6. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). BATH – VESSEL INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink upside down and trace outside edge onto craft paper or cardboard. Outline faucet to ensure necessary clearance. Cut out template and place on the countertop. Step 2. Find and mark the center of the sink based on the template. Remove template from countertop. Drill a 2 3/4” diameter hole in the center and chamfer the top edge of the hole by 1/8”. 1/8” 1/8” Counter Top Counter Top 2-3/4” Diameter Hole Step 3. Apply silicone to chamfer and mount sink to countertop using waste fitting and supplied Washer. Plumbers putty (or Silicone) Black Washer Brass Locknut Counter Top Steel Washer White Washer Step 4. Clean excess silicone and mount faucet. Step 5. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). KITCHEN – DROP-IN INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink upside down and trace the inside edge onto craft paper or cardboard by placing arm through the drain hole. Add second line that is 3/8” outside that line. Cut out the center of the traced template using the second line. Step 2. Position the template flat on the countertop to align with cabinet and plumbing connections. Mark opening on countertop. Drill a 1/2” hole on the inside of the scribed line to start cutout, then use a jigsaw to cut the countertop. Step 3. Use the sink as a template for the faucet holes. Center the sink in the cutout. Use a pencil to mark the faucet holes. Remove the sink and use a 1 1/2” hole saw to cut out the necessary faucet holes. Step 4. Install clamps. Place notched end of bolt into the keyhole slot. Lower the sink carefully into the countertop so the bolts enter without interference. (Illustration 4A) Turn the claws out 90° so they grasp the underside of the countertop. (Illustration 5A). Tighten the clamps gradually (Illustration 5B), in a sequence similar to that shown. (Illustration 5C). CAUTION: Tighten claws only until sink rim is flush with counter top. Do not over tighten. Step 5. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). KITCHEN – UNDER-MOUNT INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink basin upside down on countertop and mark countertop by tracing the edge of the basin. Measure the distance between the edge of the basin and the inside edge of the lip. Add a second line inside the first according to this measurement. Step 2. Cut countertop based on the inside, second line. Step 3. Apply silicone around hole in the underside of the countertop and position the basin. Step 4. Use a level to make sure that the basin is sitting flush in all directions, while pressing down to seal. Step 5. Clean excess silicone and mount faucet. Step 6. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). KITCHEN – APRON FRONT INSTALLATION Step 1. Flip sink upside down and mark the countertop by tracing the inside edge of the basin by placing your arm through the drain hole. ote: We recommend a ¼” reveal on 3 sides when using the N under-mount style. For flush or built-up mount, cut countertop along the outside line of basin profile. Apron fronts are designed to be installed ¾” extended out beyond the front of the countertop. Step 2. Cut the countertop based on the installation type. Step 3. Place the basin and apply silicone as a gasket between the sink and the cabinet. Step 4. Install countertop. Step 5. Apply silicone around the top edge of the basin. Place the countertop around the basin. Ensure it is centered and remove any excess silicone. Step 6. Install the drain mount. Step 7. Treat copper sinks with Sinkology Copper Armor for maximum protection (apply based on directions on bottle). THE SINKOLOGY LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY This sink is warranted to the original purchaser that the manufacture will, at its option, replace, without charge, such product if it fails due to manufacturing defects for a lifetime of normal residential use. Product replacement does not include transportation cost or labor installation cost. This warranty covers under-mount, drop-in, vessel-mount, and farmhouse installation, only if installed in a conventional countertop in residential applications. The manufacture reserves the right to examine the product in question and its installation prior to replacement. This warranty applies only to sinks: ) Used only in residential applications. 1 2) Which fail due to manufacturing defect 3) Which have not been moved from original installation location This warranty does not apply to defect or damage caused by: 1) Failure to follow the recommended procedures for installation, care and maintenance 2) Tarnish and discoloration 3) Dents or scratches Other Warranty Conditions Our warranty does not cover product failure or damage caused by abusive treatment, misuse, environmental factors, improper care and cleaning, damage due to handling or faulty installations or claims of defect related to patina and discoloration. This warranty is extended only to the original consumer purchaser of the product. This warranty does not cover shipping costs, labor costs, or any other charges for such items as installation or replacement of the sink, diagnosis or replacement of any faucet or component part or any other expense or loss. All incidentals or consequential damages are specifically excluded. No additional warranties, express or implied are given. Any implied warranty, including one of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to the duration of the written warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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