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Old 10-12-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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I had a L shaped countertop installed and am not sure it was done correctly. The walls were not straight so the hangover is 2" on one end and 1" on the other. There is also a gap between the wall and the top on the 2" end. Is this correct or should the granite have been cut exactly to spec.

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Does not sound good - got pictures to help understanding?

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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As a remodeler, I deal with granite issues all the time. As the previous poster said, pictures would help.
Do you remember at the templating appointment if a template was made, or if the fabricator just took measurements.
Many times the fabricator will take the easy way out and just measure, which is ok if the walls are square. (They never are)
Your overhangs should all be about 1-1/2". If they are off that much, then something is quite possibly wrong.
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Very tactfully said,RSELECTRIC,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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A heck of a lot more tactful than I would have been. Granite is EXPENSIVE !!!
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In fairness to the fabricator, lets get all the facts before when say "go get 'em"
Several things could have gone wrong here.
Basically more info is needed.
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The fabricator only measured.
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If you have a backsplash and the wall behind is drywall then with a bit of effort, remove splash and recess granite back edge into wall until centered. But it's work!!!
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I had a L shaped countertop installed and am not sure it was done correctly. The walls were not straight so the hangover is 2" on one end and 1" on the other. There is also a gap between the wall and the top on the 2" end. Is this correct or should the granite have been cut exactly to spec.
Unless this was done for free, by your brother in law, it sounds like a half assed job.
You should have asked questions at the showroom about the process before you signed up for the job. Any competant fabricator would have templated the counter.
You can post pictures for possible fixes.
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