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07.28.11

what is the best way to attach a dishwasher to a granite counter top?

The installation guy attached it to the side of my cabinet and it is splitting the wood. I used epoxy to attach it to the granite and it won't allow for the door to shut enough to kick on....any other ideas?
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  • Steve G Fort Collins, CO
    Glad you didn't try screwing into your granite. That's bad news. Sounds like your best bet might be to attach a board to the underside of the countertop with an adhesive that gets your granite company's blessing. Then attach the dishwasher to this board.
  • Hewitt Remodeling Service... Virginia Beach, VA
    Kristen,

    The use of side brackets is the normal way to secure a dishwasher inplace with a granite top. Call the installer back in to

  • Kristen B Jacksonville, FL
    Brackets were attached to the granite and then used to screw the dw in. The installer was with ge and did not know the right way. Thanks!
  • Hewitt Remodeling Service... Virginia Beach, VA
    Kristen,

    I have seen DWs attached directly to the granite...similiar to what they do to fasten an undermount sink to the stone, but

  • KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    Ive installed some to a wood filler strip that is mounted to the underside of the granite, This only needs to be about 1/2 thick. it is set to the granite with a PL type adhesive.
  • Paul R Mandeville, LA
    How thick is the epoxy that you used? If it is preventing your door from closing all the way it may be a matter of just lowering the dishwasher by a small amount. The brackets on the top of the dishwasher are usually flexible and the bottom of the
  • KMS you are awesome, that is a great idea, you always have good ideas.
  • KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    I installed a Fisher paykel (sp?) last fall ...it was a double drawer unit. It also had side mounts...to keep the cabinet rails from splitting pilot holes should be drilled and the screws sized appropriately. the above splitting was most likely caused
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