DC Girl Rebecca sent in this question about hootie rings. Yes — hootie rings!!
do you know if anyone sells just the metal rim to go around sinks? I have a fantastic, huge cast iron sink that I want to reuse after replacing our countertops, but a plumber I had in recently said I couldn’t because no one makes that edging anymore and it’s next to impossible to remove the sink without damaging it.
This can’t be true, can it?
I consulted with John V. of deabath.com, who explains:
Unfortunately, the plumber is fairly accurate. Quite a few of those old Hootie rings were made specifically for the sink, and once the sink is discontinued, the ring goes as well. The best I could recommend to your reader is to hit up local, well established plumbing houses and hope there’s one kicking around in the warehouse…
I’ve saved them before, and I’ve lost them before as well. It just depends on what material was used to seal the ring onto the old countertop. I would certainly give it a go. And, as long as the ring isn’t physically broken, a body shop can probably repair the damage incurred during removal. Give it a shot, what do you have to lose?
Believe it or not, the ring were originally made by Hootie Manufacturing. Love the name….
Love that name, too, John, thank you!