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Old 09-12-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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I have a half round vanity I would like to install. I also have a granite top which was fitted for it. The top and sink are attached to each other but not to the vanity yet. I also have a matching backsplash. This is my first time installing a vanity such as this and I have a few questions.

1. Should the vanity and granite top lay flat to the wall?
2. Do I attach the vanity to the wall first?
3. What do I use to glue the granite backsplash to the granite top?

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1) Yes they should be against the wall for stability.
2) I would attach the vanity to the wall, then install the top. Dry fit before you screw everything together to make sure it works.
3) The granite backspash should be adhered to the wall. I would suggest using 100% silicone. Leave a very slight gap (using shims) between the backsplash and the countertop. That gap should be caulked with bathroom silicone...Normally clear is the way to go with stone tops...You won't even see it when it is dry if you do a neat professional job. That same silicone will do a good job of adhering the top to the vanity.

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Also, try to hit studs in the wall when installing the vanity. Just screwing into the drywall won't be very sturdy.

It won't take more than 4 screws in most cases. You don't want to overdo it since there is plumbing in the wall and you don't want to puncture a pipe. Definately don't need 3-1/2" screws to do this. Some 2" screws should do the job.
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