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Old 08-06-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Granite counter top in Boler

Went a bit up scale on my boler repairs and installed a Custom granite counter top with a household kitchen tap





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Old 08-06-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Beautiful countertop. I also like the back splash.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:14 PM   #3
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Beautiful countertop. I also like the back splash.
Thanks Previous owner did the metal back splash, its not so nice in person in my eyes I am going to get a granite 4 1.2" back splash to match as there is a bit of a space by the wall. I will replace that tin with something more appropiate if I can find something that works better.
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Do you have any idea what the change in weight may be from original to granite? Looks nice! I've thought about changing the countertop in my Scamp from original to Corian (with a molded deeper sink), but it would be really heavy in comparison to original.
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It weighs 43 lbs -5 lbs for the original wood. Its 3/4" and my granite guys used the original top as a template so I could reinstall every thing as same. I have a back splash on order 4.5" high so that will add a few more pounds. But to have a nice countertop that will not come unglued after a couple of years due of moisture or is just dated looking.

If weight is a real concern then you just have to watch how much crap carry with you on your trip and leave the 42" big screen at home
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If weight is a real concern then you just have to watch how much crap carry with you on your trip and leave the 42" big screen at home
I'm not concerned, but others might be.
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Is this solid granite (how thick?), and are you concerned that it will crack if you hit some hard bumps? I see installers being soooooo careful when installing it in houses, and I've heard that it can sometimes crack quite easily in the right circumstances.
How is it attached to the countertop? (and, by the way, I LOVE it!)
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Is this solid granite (how thick?), and are you concerned that it will crack if you hit some hard bumps? I see installers being soooooo careful when installing it in houses, and I've heard that it can sometimes crack quite easily in the right circumstances.
How is it attached to the countertop? (and, by the way, I LOVE it!)
Some specs are up there in post 5
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Install was done the same as home installs you need to reinforce the under side with plywood the original counter frame does not have enough meat to adheare the granite. Its the flexing that usually causes cracking for example the small strip infront of sinks
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