Sinks are generally classified as kitchen, pantry, slop, and stable sinks, and are made of different materials and in numerous sizes and shapes.

Kitchen sinks are generally rectangular in plan, and are not provided with plug and chain, or overflow openings. Special kitchen sinks are furnished to order with overflow attachments and plugs.

Sizes Of Cast-Iron Kitchen Sinks

(Depth inside; other dimensions outside.)

Length. Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth. Inches.

16 1/2

12 1/2

5

18

12

6

16

16

6

22

14

6

23

15

6

25 1/2

15 1/2

6

20

12 1/2

6

20

14

6

24

14

6

24 1/2

16

6

24

18

6

25 1/2

17 1/2

6

27

15

6

24

20

6

28

17

6

28

20

6

30

16

6

30

18

6

Length. Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth. Inches.

30

20

6

32 1/2

18

6

32 1/2

21

6

36

18

6

36

21 1/2

6

38

20

6

42

22

6

48

20

6

48

23

6

24

14

8

30

24

8

50

24

6 1/2

50

26

6 1/2

62

22

8

76

22

7

56

32

9

60

28

10

78

28

10

All sinks should be fitted up open, that is, no woodwork of any description in the form of boxings should be allowed near them, for these boxings become moist and foul, and make breeding places for cockroaches and other vermin. If possible, the walls against which sinks are set should be of glazed tile or other material of a non-porous character.

Sloping drain boards should be provided at every sink. Ash or oak from 1 1/4 to 2 inches thick are well adapted for drain boards. Sinks that are not cast with sloping bottoms should be set so that the bottom will have a fall towards the strainer. The faucets should be located, if possible, at the end opposite the strainer.

Sizes of Copper Pantry

SINKS.

SIZES of Cast-iRON SloP sinks.

Length.

Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth. Inches.

Length.

Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth. Inches.

16

16

10

12

18

5-6

20

14

12

12

20

5-6

20

16

12

14

16

5-6

24

20

12

14

20

5-6

30

20

12

14

24

5-6

36

18

12

16

24

5-6

36

21

12

16

30

5-6

23

15

15

18

30

5-6

36

21

16

48

20

12

48

20

17

Sizes of Porcelain Sinks.

60

20

12

Length. Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth. Inches.

Sizes of EarthenwaRE Pantry Sinks.

Length. Inches.

Width. Inches.

Depth.

Inches.

36

23

7

42

24

7

48

24

7

20

14

4 1/2

28

18

9

23

16

5 1/2

30

20

9

25

17

5 1/2

Porcelain sinks can be had with a plain top or roll rim. Copper pantry sinks are made In either square or oval pat-terns; the former has a flat, and the latter, a round bottom. Sizes for both patterns are given in the table.

Pantry and kitchen sinks should be set 2 ft. 6 in. or 2 ft. 7 in. from the floor to the top of the cap. Slop sinks can be had with or without overflow and plug. These sinks should be set at such a height that the rim will be not more than 24 in. from the floor.

A sink should be located near a window for light, near the pantry or dining room for convenience, and away from the stove for comfort.