Swift kontiki vanity sink

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by leesymes976, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. leesymes976

    leesymes976 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    south wales
    Hi,

    Has anyone got any advice on changing the vanity sink on my 96 kontiki. I've looked under the cabinet and the sink has been bonded to the unit by melting the sink to the unit at various pre moulded holes. The easiest way I think would be to cut away the bowl to allow access to these holes and then drill them out to remove the melted plastic.

    This is the last job on the van to get sorted, the guy I bought the van off told me everything worked. When we went away for the first time we discovered the fridge didn't work on the gas (thermal coupling), the water heater didn't work on gas (gas burner rotted away), damp in dinette wall (sorted by a specialist), and a sink that leaked due to a split that had been covered in fibreglass matting(sneaky), new one on the way. Apart from the damp I've sorted everything myself to keep the cost down.
    On the bright side though we had a good 2 weeks away and can't wait to get away again very soon.

    :thumb:
     
  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,197
    Likes Received:
    9,577
    Location:
    Dorset
    they are not normally hot welded, it may be another bodge by the former owner. if it really is welded, sacrifice the damaged sink, cutting it away with a dremel. then grind the welds flat

    they are glued sometimes, so warming it up with a hairdryer will help in that case

    on the bright side at least you've learned a lot about your new van doing the repairs
     
  3. leesymes976

    leesymes976 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    south wales
    Cheers, the sink has been hot welded by the manufacturer I agree that the only option is to cut the sink away to get access to the welds. I've learnt loads about the van due to the repairs I've carried out.

    Thanks again.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page