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Rono8582 11-10-2012 10:54 AM

Laminate countertop butt joint
 
Hey all, remodeling my kitchen and I seem to have a common problem but there are many countering answers on here, pun intended.
Longer than 10' counter, u- shaped kitchen with a 2ft mitered corner to the left and stove to the right
I need to but a joint and would like to seam at the sink, but there are no bolts for butt joints on the box store pre fab laminate tops with backsplash. Use clamps some how? Spreader? Help please!

Rono8582 11-16-2012 08:04 AM

Bump !

md2lgyk 11-16-2012 08:57 AM

The bolts used for this are called draw bolts. You can buy a draw bolt template and make the pockets for them with a router.

mae-ling 11-16-2012 10:02 AM

Sorry I missed this before.
There is also a color matched seam sealer you can put in the seem where they join.

BigJim 11-16-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rono8582 (Post 1048825)
Hey all, remodeling my kitchen and I seem to have a common problem but there are many countering answers on here, pun intended.
Longer than 10' counter, u- shaped kitchen with a 2ft mitered corner to the left and stove to the right
I need to but a joint and would like to seam at the sink, but there are no bolts for butt joints on the box store pre fab laminate tops with backsplash. Use clamps some how? Spreader? Help please!

A joint at the sink is frowned on because the possibility of water getting to the substrate and ruining the top, not to mention not much area to hold the bolts.

mae-ling 11-16-2012 01:12 PM

Missed the sink joins - thought it was the mitre's, right on BIG


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