After 22 years the galley sink was starting to look a little long in the tooth. The fixtures were out of date and looking ragged. Beyond that were the following issues…
- the hole that was used for a pull out spray head for the faucet was now being used for the water maker sampling spout. This meant that the pull out spout, which we never used, now lay on the shelf under the sink
- the tubing that connected the Qest water supply pipes to the faucet consisted of several pieces of tubing a lots of pipe clamps which was unsightly and invited the possibility of leaks
- there was a small leak around the sink’s seal to the galley surface which allowed water into the cupboard below if the counter around the sink got too wet
- the sanitation drain hose from the 2 sink bowls had a low spot which allowed gray water to partially block the line from time to time
- the “plumbing” fittings from the sink drains to the sanitation hose were over complicated and took up valuable space in the cupboard below the sinks
For these reasons I decided to over haul the sink area. I would alleviate all the issues listed above as follows…
- a new faucet would bring the look up-to-date and remove the pull out spray head
- proper Qest fittings would clean up the connections to the new faucet supply lines
- remove the sinks and reseal with 4200
- remove 4 inches of sanitation hose and move the cupboard penetrations to remove the low spot
- change out the drains for Scandvik low profile drains with right angled drains
The work took about a day with the time required to wait for the fast cure 4200 to setup. The before and after pictures can be seen below.
The only outstanding work to do is to epoxy the plugs that were drilled out of the cupboard penetrations into the old holes. I will do this once the surfaces have fully dried out.