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Old 04-18-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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I have to support my built in dishwasher to the bottom side of the counter top and need to drill a hole. Can i drill Corian with a standard drill bit or what else?.........Tom

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Ordinary tool steel bits work fine. Just make sure you put a stop on the bit, so you don't drill through the top of the counter.

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I have to support my built in dishwasher to the bottom side of the counter top and need to drill a hole. Can i drill Corian with a standard drill bit or what else?.........Tom
Many dishwashers have a side cabinet mount option. The straps on the top can be moved so you're drilling into the cabinet face frame. If your dishwasher has the option, I would use it.
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Forgot to ask...Do i use a flathead wood screw? Do i use one of those cone shaped inserts like the plastic one you see for hanging a picture on drywall?
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No plastic insert!---How thick is this top? Often they are 'skins' of corian over particle board.

Any way--drill your hole--oversized for the panhead screw---glue in a wood plug made out of a bit of cedar shim--then screw in the dish washer.Wood will crush and not crack the Corian.

Or do as Ron suggested--move the top clips down to the side slots and screw it into the cabinet face frame.--Mike--
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I did not know i could move those clips. I think i'll do that instead of drilling the Corian. The top is 1" thick...
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No plastic insert!---How thick is this top? Often they are 'skins' of corian over particle board.

Any way--drill your hole--oversized for the panhead screw---glue in a wood plug made out of a bit of cedar shim--then screw in the dish washer.Wood will crush and not crack the Corian.

Or do as Ron suggested--move the top clips down to the side slots and screw it into the cabinet face frame.--Mike--

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