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    Default How to install a vessel sink.

    I have a glass vessel sink that I want to install above counter, with a mounting ring between the glass bowl and the counter. The problem I have is that the threaded part on the pop-up drain that came with the sink is not long enough. (Below is a picture of the drain. Note that the mounting ring is not shown on the picture.) The counter is 1.75 inch thick. The threaded part does not stick out underneath the counter, so I cannot tighten the nut to secure the sink.

    I have been to numerous plumbing stores to look for a drain that has longer thread, but could not find one. Does anyone know of a drain that works with a thick counter top?

    The guy in one store confused me even more. He said that the nut should be tightened against the mounting ring, not against the underside of the counter. In that case, the thread is long enough, but how would I secure the sink to the vanity so it is stable?

    Thanks for any help and pointers.

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    The guy in the store is right.

    The first thing, is for the bowl to hold water,
    to do that, you tighten up against the bowl, not through wood, which tends to compress over time.

    You may need to stick the bowl down with some caulk.

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    Thanks, Terry. By the way, this is a great forum. Just found it today while searching for an answer to my problem.

    So, caulking the mounting ring to the counter top is all it takes to secure the bowl?

    Thanks again for the great forum!

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    I'm thinking it would be best to enlarge the hole some and let the nut be below the counter.

    The the bowl would set on the counter.

    I don't know if this is really secure that way, but I know that you don't want wood between the nut and the bowl.

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    Your bowl should have mounting instructions. I'd call the mfg if you have none. If I had to guess, if its stick down only, a little alcohol to clean up both surfaces and silicon caulking.

    Jason

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    Unfortunately, the sink and drain did not come with instructions. I don't know the manufacturer, it's a no-name product. The quality seems solid, though.

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