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Exam revision materials for Plumbing Level 2&3 and ACS Gas Safety test

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Sanitary Appliances

Kitchen Sinks by Style

Single Bowl

  • has only one bowl
  • ideal for situations where space is at a premium
  • compact sizes
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Double Bowl

  • majority of modern kitchen sinks feature two bowls
  • Double bowl sinks come in a wide array of configurations: 
    • two equally-sized bowls of the same depth,
    • two equal bowls of different depths,
    • unequal size bowls
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  • a large forward-facing section that replaces a section of the counter
  • also known as apron sinks
  • traditional or country-style design
  • available in single and double basin varieties
    • single bowl sinks are the most common
  • farm sinks tend to be on the pricey side
  • often require much more work to install than other sink types
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Top Mount

  • designed to be dropped into a hole in your counter top
  • almost always have a rim or lip that hold the sink in place and creates a finished look
  • also known as drop-in sinks–are relatively easy and inexpensive to install
  • a good choice for do-it-yourselfers or people on a budget
  • it’s easy for the area between the lip of the sink and the counter to accumulate scum and dirt
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  • mounted underneath the counter
  • the edge of counter drops off directly into the sink basin
  • require more work to install
    • the sink must be glued to the underside of the counter
    • Stainless steel sinks are typically light enough to work with just glue,
    • heavier sinks (like cast iron or fireclay) need some sort of internal support system
  • you’ll need to have holes cut into your counter top to install a tap
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