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Old 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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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!

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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.
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Sorry I missed this before.
There is also a color matched seam sealer you can put in the seem where they join.
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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.
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Missed the sink joins - thought it was the mitre's, right on BIG

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