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Installation Instructions
PLAUH, PODUH, AND ELUHAD Series
Undermount Stainless Steel Sinks with
1/2” Reveal Countertop Installation
ATTENTION INSTALLER:
1) ELKAY RECOMMENDS THAT UNDERMOUNT SINKS SHOULD BE INSTALLED BY A PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCED INSTALLER.
2) WARNING: THE ENCLOSED CUTOUT TEMPLATE WILL CREATE A COUNTERTOP OPENING THAT
WILL EXPOSE APPROXIMATELY 1/2” OF SINK RIM LEDGE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DISCUSS THIS WITH YOUR CUSTOMER AND AGREE THAT THIS FINISHED APPEARANCE IS THE
DESIRED EFFECT. ELKAY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPROPER SINK OR COUNTERTOP INSTALLATIONS. DUE TO THE AESTHETIC QUALITIES OF THE CONVERGING BOWL RADII, THE TEMPLATE
FURNISHED WITH EACH SINK PROVIDES THE ONLY OPENING RECOMMENDED FOR INSTALLATION
OF ELKAY UNDERMOUNT SINKS. SEE ILLUSTRATION BELOW.
3) ELKAY UNDERMOUNT SINKS SHOULD ONLY BE FASTENED TO A SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP
(I.E. GRANITE/CORIAN ® /SILESTONE ® ).
4) ELKAY IS NOT REPONSIBLE FOR SINK OR COUNDTERTOP IF DAMAGED DURING INSTALLATIONS.
5) METAL EDGES MAY BE SHARP - USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING.
6) FOLLOW ALL LOCAL PLUMBING AND BUILDING CODES.
7) INSPECT SINK FOR DAMGAGE PRIOR TO BEGINING INSTALLATION.
INSTALLING SINK
1. Position template on countertop. Locate the
template front to rear, so that sink will not interfere with the cabinet.
4. Fasten mounting brackets to countertop loosely.
2. Trace a line around the template. Cut along the
inside of this line to provide opening. This size
opening will provide approximately a 1/2"
Reveal. (Please see item #2 under Attention
Installer.)
6. Position and align sink over the countertop
opening. Press silicone onto countertop.
3. Locate and drill the mounting holes (following
the countertop manufacturer’s instructions) as
shown below. Holes should allow even spacing
of mounting brackets around the sink. Type of
fasteners to be as recommended by countertop
supplier.
8. Check alignment of sink to countertop opening.
5. Using a good quality silicone caulk, apply a bead
evenly all around the top of the sink flanges.
7. Tighten fasteners until mounting brackets are
snug against sink.
9. Tighten down fasteners evenly. Be careful not to
overtighten. Remove excess silicone.
COUNTERTOP
APPROX. 1/2"
SILICONE CAULK
(NOT FURNISHED)
MOUNTING
BRACKET
SINK
(NOT FURNISHED)
1-1/8"
Installation Instructions
Suggestions for the Care and Cleaning
of your Elkay Stainless Steel Sink
ELKAY SATIN FINISH
have a tendency to break apart and small particles of steel can
become embedded in the surface of the sink. The steel particles will
rust and will give the appearance that the sink itself is rusting.
• Do Not…Use rubber mats or dishpans in the sink. Leaving rubber
mats or dishpans in the sink can lead to surface rust or possible
pitting. However, if you insist on using mats or dishpans, please
remove them after each use and rinse thoroughly.
• Do Not…Leave wet sponges, cloths, or cleaning pads on the sink.
This can lead to surface rust.
Following these recommendations for the care and cleaning of your
stainless steel sink will insure that it will provide you with many years
of service.
Elkay's original highlighted satin finish is produced by an abrasive
grinding operation which lends a uniform pattern of satin finish lines
to the metal surface. All exposed areas then undergo a series of
progressive machine and hand polishing operations. It is this careful
polishing that makes an Elkay satin luster finish so beautiful…and so
easy to clean and maintain.
RECOMMENDED CLEANSERS
Elkay has tested general household cleansers to measure their effectiveness in cleaning stainless steel sinks. The most aggressive
cleansers consist of Bar Keeper’s Friend, Zud and Lawrence Right
Work. Other cleansers, which are still effective, but less aggressive
include Ajax, Comet, Shiny Sinks Plus, Luneta, Soft Scrub, Mr. Clean,
Maas and Flitz. For everyday cleaning we recommend using Elkay’s
Stainless Butler Stainless Steel Cleaner + Polisher. The non-abrasive
formula is safe and effective for day to day cleaning. So to help maintain the beautiful finish of your stainless steel sink, use one of the
cleansers that Elkay recommends.
CHLORIDES
Today, chlorides are found in most all soap, detergents, bleaches and
cleansers; chlorides can be aggressive to stainless steel. However,
chlorides are very water soluble. Therefore, THOROUGH RINSING of
your sink after each use to remove any chloride residue and a weekly
cleaning is all that is required to keep your sink looking bright and
shiny.
RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR PROPER MAINTENANCE
SCRATCHES
• Do…Rinse thoroughly after each use. “Thorough” rinsing can be
done by running water for a few minutes and rubbing the cleaned
area with a clean sponge.
• Do…Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from
building up on the surface of the sink.
• Do…Clean the sink once a week, being sure to rub in the direction
of the satin finish grain lines, using an Elkay recommended cleanser.
• Do…Use an Elkay bottom grid or rinsing basket to “protect” the
finish. Bottom grids and rinsing baskets can remain in the sink and
will not cause rusting or pitting.
• Do Not…Rub the sink across the satin finish lines. Scouring across
the satin finish lines can damage the original sink finish.
• Do Not…Allow soap or other household cleansers to dry on the
surface of the sink. Most brands contain chemical additives which
will affect the original finish.
• Do Not…Use solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink.
Chlorides, which are found in most soaps, detergents, bleaches,
and cleansers, are very aggressive to stainless steel. If left on the
sink too long they can cause surface pitting.
• Do Not…Use a steel wool pad to clean your sink. If a more abrasive product is needed, use a green Scotch Brite pad being sure to
rub in the direction of the satin finish grain lines. Steel wool pads
Like many metallic surfaces, your stainless steel sink will scratch.
These are merely usage scratches and over time will blend into the
overall finish of your sink with proper cleaning.
KNIVES
Your sink is designed to serve as many things but not as a cutting
board or chopping block. This type of use will lead to deep scratches
in the sink finish and will dull your knives. Elkay does offer various
cutting boards which will provide an additional work area.
WATER QUALITY
The quality of your water can affect your sink’s appearance. If your
water has a high iron content, a brown surface stain can form on the
sink giving the appearance of rust. Additionally, in areas with a high
concentration of minerals, or with over-softened water, a white film
may develop on the sink. To combat these problems, we suggest that
the sink be towel dried after use, and again, on a weekly basis, the
sink should be cleaned using a recommended cleanser.
FOODS
Heavy salt concentration or foods containing high levels of salt should
not be allowed to dry on the sink surface. Rinse your sink thoroughly
after use.
ELKAY LIMITED LIFETIME SINK WARRANTY
Elkay warrants to the original purchaser of an Elkay stainless steel sink, that Elkay will, at its
option, replace, without charge, such product if it fails due to a manufacturing defect for a
lifetime of normal residential use. Product replacement does not include transportation cost
or labor installation cost. This warranty covers only the stainless steel sink and mounting
hardware when a self-rimming drop-in sink is installed in a conventional countertop surface
or an undermount sink is installed in a conventional solid surface countertop in residential
applications only. Elkay reserves the right to examine product in question and its installation
prior to replacement.
OTHER WARRANTY CONDITIONS ON SINKS
Our warranty does not cover product failure caused by abusive treatment, misuse, environmental factors, improper care and cleaning, or damage due to handling or faulty installations.
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.
Elkay
2222 Camden Court
Oak Brook, IL 60523
All incidental 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 this 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.
TO OBTAIN SERVICE UNDER WARRANTY
1. Write to: Elkay
Attention: Consumer Services
2222 Camden Court
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
2. Include a letter containing the following information:
a. Date of purchase and installation
b. Description of nature of defect
c. Model number or description of model and/or component part if possible.
©2010 Elkay
Printed in U.S.A.
elkayusa.com
(Rev. L 07/10)
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