Can Disposer be Too Heavy for Stainless Sink?

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16 gauge stainless steel is a 1/16th of an inch thick......there is a chart you could also look up Elkay they are a very good brand sink and see what theirs is
 

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I heard that it is possible for a garbage disposal to be heavy enough to bend your stainless sink. I put a new stainless one hole sink in and I can see where it is possibly not as stout as my previous 3 hole. It is 16 gauge. Is this situation possible? Do you possibly block under the disposer to carry the weight? Thanks, Vic
I had help installing a new disposal

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Thanks everybody. Kohler got back with me and said bending of one of their sinks was not a problem. My plumber put on an insinkerater.
 
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