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Old 08-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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What type of bath sink?

K, so I am rebuilding everything in the Argosy bath back to its original configuration with a few minor improvements. I am looking to replace the bathroom sink and counter with new, but don't have the originals (thanks to the PO). So was the original sink round, oval or square and what were its dimensions? Did the fixture mount on the bowl or basin? What material was it (plastic ABS, fiberglass, stainless, porcelain over steel or cast?

Lastly, if you were going to go new, what would you use?
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bathroom sink

I am also looking for the "right" sink.

I think the 13" stainless round is a good way to go,I am trying to find the best sink for the lowest price,
so far:
Kohler k2610-su bolero 13.5 at $138.54 is the nicest I have found,but something cheaper that isn't junk would be nice.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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The original in my '75 Argosy24 is rectangular overall, and one piece with the countertop in some sort of heavy fiberglass-feeling material. Here's a picture:

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Old 08-25-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
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asked and answered

I'm going to replace the sink in mine.
First, shallow sinks are an abomination. Sinks need to be deep.
Second, why not go for something that is multi purpose.. like a place to put wet stuff, wash stuff, etc?

This is something like what I've been considering.
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Saw these at ikea , thought they looked very airstream...
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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I'm going to replace the sink in mine.
First, shallow sinks are an abomination. Sinks need to be deep.
Second, why not go for something that is multi purpose.. like a place to put wet stuff, wash stuff, etc?

This is something like what I've been considering.
Yeah! And you can augment it's functionality by adding an old fashioned washing machine like this one...

http://www.columbuswashboard.com/
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I am also looking for the "right" sink.

I think the 13" stainless round is a good way to go,I am trying to find the best sink for the lowest price,
so far:
Kohler k2610-su bolero 13.5 at $138.54 is the nicest I have found,but something cheaper that isn't junk would be nice.
They have giant stainless steel half hemispherical salad bowls at ikea and I made a friend a sink out of one and it was like $30 in parts total
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This is what I copied...

http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/12/i...-sink.html?m=1

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Saw these at ikea , thought they looked very airstream...
I like that one for sure! Wonder if there is enough width in that tiny Argy countertop to properly center it? I'm getting on Ikea's site to check it out. Thanks Darkspeed.
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I like that one for sure! Wonder if there is enough width in that tiny Argy countertop to properly center it? I'm getting on Ikea's site to check it out. Thanks Darkspeed.
Two more ideas for smaller.
The one in the background is a cool little sink.
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Until you realize those ikea sinks weigh over 30 pounds.
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Until you realize those ikea sinks weigh over 30 pounds.
Yeah, that is exactly what I checked out. I've been looking at steel as apposed to china for that very reason. What ever happened to cheap stamped steel sinks and do-it-yourself formica?

I just received my final quote to refinish (paint) the tub, and they are all in the $450 range! For cryin' out loud, IT's PAINT! Not gold or some magical potion.

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Stamped steel and do-it-yourself formica is the route we are going to take. 4x8 sheet will be enough to cover the 3 counter tops we have throughout the trailer. For the bathroom sink I just may go the $4 Ikea serving bowl route and embed it 1/2 to 3/4 into the countertop with a little caulking around the edge.
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I had a problem during re-hab of the bathroom in 72 Overlander. Floor had a soft spot so we disassembled the bath. Counters, tub, and sink are ABS and were yellowed. I sprayed them with Krylon or Rustoleum spray paint for plastic (can't remember which brand). Then just before reassembly, I knocked the one with the sink (7' wide!) off the workbench. Drain pipe was still attached to the sink, and it punched a hole in the sink. Yes, I said several choice words! I got a metal fabricator in town to duplicate all the pieces in metal. He even used tubing to form the raised lip that prevents drips over the edge. After he got done, I had the pieces powder-coated. It looks good, and is much sturdier, although heavier.
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