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Old 09-08-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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R&R Quartz Countertop


A newly laid quartz countertop needs to be removed so as to enable the correct removal and installation of a very heavy and expensive porcelain sink. Can this be done so that the same countertop can be reinstalled?
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Usually---depends on the original install--is it one piece or is it an L with a glued in section?
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It's an "L" comprised of two pieces of quartz meeting at the bend of the "L".
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Or by an "L did you mean a top with a second piece glued around the rim so as to make an apron. This hides the plywood top and makes the slab appear to be twice as thick.
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So there was a change in sink choices.
It adds a level of difficulty to the job.
Removal of an "L" shaped stone top is tricky.
Success depends on competence.
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So there was a change in sink choices.
It adds a level of difficulty to the job.
Removal of an "L" shaped stone top is tricky.
Success depends on competence.
No change. Just a crappy installation.
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So this sink can't be lowered into the sink base and be removed?
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Lowering the sink into the base isn't a problem. Installing it with the countertop already down is. The contractor and its sub finally realized the same and agreed to remove the top, which isn't so difficult since it is freshly laid but will become all the more difficult as the adhesive cures over time.
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The countertop was removed without damage in about 10 minutes.
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Glad it worked out----I hate redoing work----
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You didn't hear the half of it.
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I used a counter top outfit that was unusually good---the installers and fabrication crews were real pros.

They told me the owners standard policy was to replace a top if it could not be fixed to the buyers satisfaction after one service call.

I'm not using that outfit any more--that to is a long story.
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The general had a real problem here. Before I bought this non-returnable sink I gave it the installation instructions and flagged the caveat for it about the need for a custom support to be made by a good cabinet maker. They told me they new how to do it, but then they sublet the job and failed to supervise.
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Update. The contractor ended up having the countertop removed, a newone cut, and then reinstalled the sink (but it still did it their way and not as per the manufacturer's installation instructions). So far it is cracking in three places.
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Arg-----You are having a lot of problems with your contractor and his subs----

I would have thought the contractor would have found a good counter top outfit if he's been doing that sort of work for a while----I wonder what is going on?

Is he new or to easy on accepting mediocre work? Or goes with an inexpensive outfit hoping to get high quality?
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