- Stainless Steel repair? Badly need help!
Just gone under the sink and noticed the pull out drawers had some water in. On further inspection there’s a bloody pin hole in the sink!Posted 4 years ago
Firstly what could have caused it? Could it have been attacked by something. There’s nothing we can think of that’s in our kitchen to form such a perfect small hole! It literally is the size of a sewing needle.
Secondly can it be repaired?
It was a bloody expensive franke sink and drainer, its huge and I would be concerned as to whether it’d be new sink work top etc etc!maccruiskeenSubscriber
Something soldered on the back should be fine. Its not under pressure so a patch of pretty much anything on the back will be fine, I bet even gaffer tape would work.
We had a similar tiny hole appear in a copper pipe in my folks house. Just a grain of some impurity or other that disolves or corrodes over time. In our case the the tiny pin-prick of material took 30 years to dissolve – waiting until we were on a fortnights holiday to finally breech and totally xxxx the house. We came home to fritzed electrics, unsalvageable carpets, collapsed ceilings – the whole works.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Oh for christ’s sake wrightyson, what kind of a fanny are you? Just put some duct tape over the hole. It’ll be fine. Check drawer weekly. When drips re-appear, replace duct tape. If you want to be professional about it, maybe use two strips instead of one – running in opposite directions. 😀Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
If it has a warranty then get the fitter or company that fitted it to make good. That includes repair or replace sink and refit worktop etc. Don’t p!ss around with repairs get the company to sort it.
I’d bet that not using bleach was in the instructions and so warranty will be void.Posted 4 years ago
Errr, i’ll be the fitter then!Posted 4 years ago
I’ll be ringing old franke in the morning.
On further inspection it looks like there could be “other areas” about to fail!
I’ve already had a bollocking off the mrs darcey for accusing her of stabbing the sink when breaking ice up for her g and t’s!tomlevellMember
The man from Franke can reweld it and polish so you can’t see it. Apparently he can cut out the entire bowl and refit a new one and polish it to the point you can’t tell.Posted 4 years ago
No idea how much they charge mind as it was a faulty new sink unit he came to repair on site for me.dragonMember
You’ve corroded it. Stainless steel corrodes via pitting when exposed to chloride which bleach has in it. Saying that you must have been leaving fairly neet bleach for long times on it for it to happen I’d guess. Not sure you’ll get a warranty claim on corroded stainless but probably worth a try.
Fairy liquid has salt in it so not good to leave on stainless either. , clean sink, rinse, dry then no problems.Posted 4 years ago
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