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Old 10-10-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I will be removing my old countertops in the coming month or so and tried a small area today to see what I am up against.

In the photo below you see the laminate goes up the wall about 3 or 4 inches. I unscrewed the countertop from the cabinet and lifted. The countertop tilts up very easily, but the backsplash portion seems really solid.

I was hoping the backsplash portion wasn't attached to the wall. Are these types of backsplashes usually secured to the wall? With nails/screws/ or heaven forbid, glue?

Any suggestions for cutting the laminate right in the curved corner between horizontal and vertical?

Or should I just lift and rip?

UPDATE: I just went and lifted this area again and twisted. The backsplash loosened up just fine. However, I'm not sure how I am going to do this for the main area. It is U shaped. Any suggestions.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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I remove these all the time.
First cut the caulk at the top edge.
Second remove any screws holding it to the cabinets
Sawsall the top at the sink opening

Pry it up and break or saw the backsplash behind the sink.

Carry it out.
Wash your hands.
Get a cup of coffee.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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Mine were glued... rrrrrrrrrrr......
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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Well I removed the tiles above the laminate back splash and then cut the caulking.

Then I pulled. It moved freely. So this one wasn't glued or screwed. Thank god...
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