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1. (WO2018019581) SINK AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/019581    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/067499
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E03C 1/33
A47K 1/05
B25B 5/10
B25B 5/16
B25B 27/14
Applicants: FRANKE TECHNOLOGY AND TRADEMARK LTD
Inventors: BOMATTER, Christian W.
NEESER, Rolf
CAGLIARI, Alessandro
Title: SINK AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME
Abstract:
We propose a method of installing a sink (1) in a worktop cut-out (11a), comprising: a) providing a sink (1 ) with: at least one bowl (2) with a bottom wall (3) and a circumferential side wall (4); at least one outlet opening located in said bottom wall (3); a circumferential rim (5) located at an upper edge of said bowl (2) around an outside thereof, said rim (5) extending outwardly from said side wall (4) by an extent (E); a number of resilient clamping elements (6) arranged on the outside of said bowl (2) adjacent said rim (5), which clamping elements (6), in a free or uncompressed state thereof, extend outwardly beyond the extent (E) of said rim (5), and which clamping elements (6) are devised for providing, in a loaded or compressed state thereof, a clamping force outwardly from said side wall (4); b) making said worktop cut-out (11a), it being larger in dimension than an area circumscribed by said rim (5) but smaller than an envelope around said clamping elements (6) in their uncompressed state while defining a cut-out side wall (11b) extending essentially at right angles with respect to an upper surface (11d) and a lower surface of said worktop (11); c) placing said sink (1) in said cut-out (11a) so that said cut-out side wall (11b) is located opposite said rim (5), said sink (1) being centered within said cut-out (11a) by means of said clamping elements (6), which are compressed between said cut-out side wall (11b) and said sink (1).