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by Ron Hazelton on September 21, 2014 in News
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Viewing Project in Kitchen > Countertops
I can't open up any viewing sections on your tapeing on the insulation portions thank you steve
I would love for someone,to tell the rest of the story.How long did it take?Start to finish. The real fun is after the counter is in.Like all that damn glue?What actually keeps the counter in place?
Hey Ron, I think you need a step or running board on your truck! LOL
Call the installer who should fix it under warranty.
It's weight will be enough to hold it in place.
How did yours turn out?
Annie liked it that way and that's all that counts Bro. After all, it is her home.
Sounds like yours may not be properly leveled.
It's weight holds it in place.
I have seen several comments asking what the cost of an installation like this is and yet no answer! It would be nice to have an idea on cost when things are shown. This is my main complaint about do it your self construction shows.Don
So is the countertop just glued into place? Can we immediately hook up the plumbing and faucet after installation?
My wife and I just recently bought a house in which they have beautiful granite (no plywood base), but ugly, old and painted cabinets. We would love to replace the cabinets with dark wood or cherry, but are concerned about removing and re-installing the granite. Does anyone have suggestions or tips on how to remove granite without it cracking? I assume it's glued to the cabinets.
If the job is too risky we will have to decide if we want to replace the granite (assuming it breaks) or buy paint to make the cabinets look like cherry (I saw this in the store, but no examples of the finished product).
Great Smile Annie...
Thinner (3/4") granite will have a doubled bull-nose edge. Because it is thinner, it requires a plywood base to support a load on top of the granite, otherwise it would crack when heavy objects are placed across a span. Because the edge is doubled up, it essentially wraps around the plywood edge, concealing it from view.
Thicker granite (1 1/2") does not need plywood to support the load. If you put plywood down, you will need to conceal is somehow, as the granite edge (being the same thickness as the entire piece) will not wrap around the plywood edge, so you will need to trim it out with molding.
I deeply regret putting in stone countertops when I redid my kitchen a few years back. Yes, they look beautiful, but they can't be installed with a dripless edge (that slight round upward at the edge of tile or Formica countertops). Even the small spills typically roll off the edge and into drawers or onto the floor. Thus, even the smallest spill can be a HUGE mess and require more clean up. If you don't actually use your kitchen, granite countertops are nice to look at, but they are just miserable to work with in a busy kitchen with significant prep work. All told, I don't think they are worth it.
This really seems like some kind of hurry up job and really out of time sequence for what the house really needs, I mean, the appliances in this house must be 1980 or before, the cabinet designs and layout of the kitchen is also very outdated, the cabinets that hang down in your face cannot be any kind of Feng Shui Proper. It seems to me that the house probably needed quite a few upgrades before starting on this VERY Expensive project. Loved the Aluminum foil on the Burner trays of the stove by the way, Classic! I really don't see how this is anymore informative than just going to the store and getting sold counter tops. other than removal of the old counter tops this video was not really a "How To" type thing but more of a "What to Expect" type thing. The funny part is even though price was clearly on the mind of Ron and Annie, it was NEVER discussed on camera and has not been talked about in previous comments. Actually seems a little fishy to me really.
This sort of helped me decide something though and for that I thank you. I was thinking of getting a rack for the top of my 700.00 1971 VW beetle because I have always liked that look. Problem is that the racks I have been looking at cost more than 1/2 what I paid for the car. i am thinking a few other things need to be addressed with the car before I go buy a rack for it now. LOL Just sayin.
Just in time Rom. This is one of my next jobs to do on my Honey-do list. Thanks Emily Lyman for the info on the plywood base.
is it ok to have the granite seam right next to the faucet? They told us that is the weakest point of the granite since it is the thinest piece. We have a long run, shouldn't the piece have been seperated on a corner?
Plywood is added to increase the stability of the counter-top. Adding plywood is not a large cost by any means. If the counter-top is thick enough then plywood may not be needed but just to be sure contact the manufacturer since they know the products limits and verify that it does not need a plywood base.
Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team