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Old 04-25-2012, 01:08 PM
Location: Cumberland Maine
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I'm getting new granite counters and they come with a free 16-gauge sink. I could also get an upgrade to 18-gauge for $150. Is it worth it? What's the difference?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:40 PM
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The lower the gauge isn't it the better???


Your case... going 18 should be "downgrade" no?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:57 PM
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16 guage is thicker than 18. technically that would be better.

realistically, 18 guage is fine plenty of quality sinks are 18g. And there are plenty of cheap 16g sinks.

pick the sink you want of either guage
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:03 PM
Location: Alaska
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In addition to going with the thicker gauge, I'd suggest going with one with deeper bowls. If the dealer doesn't have access to deeper bowls, see if you can get a credit and locate one yourself. We got ours after searching the internet.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Location: The Triad (NC)
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beyond the thickness... VERIFY the type of stainless
look for the phrases "type 304" or "18-8"

the cheaper types of stainless will rust
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Location: Closer than you think !
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The cheap stainless may be magnetic...real stainless is NOT..
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