Can I remove granite top without removing cabinets. Granitecracking by

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q can i remove granite top without removing cabinets granitecracking by
q can i remove granite top without removing cabinets granitecracking by
q can i remove granite top without removing cabinets granitecracking by
q can i remove granite top without removing cabinets granitecracking by
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  • Jessi Love Jessi Love on Mar 01, 2018
    I'm positive there is a way to remove just the granite tops. It would take a little bit of work and some muscle for sure but typically when Granite is placed it's just held on with glue or sealer
  • Bijous Bijous on Mar 01, 2018
    TThe granite sits on top, but is glued down. It will be worth it to have it removed professionally.

  • Janet Janet on Mar 01, 2018
    I would leave this to the pro's but yes there is a way
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 01, 2018
    No, the top cabinets need to be removed. They may be glued down and the granite is probably glued to the lower cabinets. You're going to need granite and cabinet people helping you. Unless you want to replace cabinets also, you might be out of luck.
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 01, 2018
    Most granite is applied with special clips underneath the tops to the cabinets, shine a flashlight into the cabinet to find them. Then they also use silicon caulk that your will have to use your box knife to break the seal.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 01, 2018
    FIRST call a granite company to make an assessment... they may be able to cut the cracked area in front of the sink away and you could install an apron front sink (the sink cabinet would probably need to be modified) and new shorter door installed.... but ... you would not have to dismantle the whole section of the kitchen
  • William William on Mar 01, 2018
    The granite is siliconed to the base cabinets. No clips, no glue. The weight of the granite holds it in place. The silicone caulk just prevents it from moving or shifting. The upper cabinets just sit on top of the granite and screwed to the wall. The upper cabinets would need to be removed then the caulk seal cut under the granite.

    The crack in front of the sink looks like a stress crack maybe from the weight of a loose sink. Possibly along the brackets that hold the sink fro underneath. I would call a counter pro and see if it can be repaired. Personally I would try to repair it myself first before even attempting to go through the trouble of removing it. I would get a bunch of C clamps and small blocks of wood. A two part epoxy for gluing the granite. Mix the two part epoxy and coat both side of the crack. Use the C clamps and blocks of wood to protect granite edges. Place the clamps roughly 2" apart along the crack. Start tightening the clamps from one side to the next about one turn at a time to slowly close the gap. Once it closed leave the clamps on for at least 24 hours. Remove any squeeze out with nail polish remover. Ther is the chance of the granite cracking which means you would need the removal process. But you may get lucky and the repair may work. Good Luck.
  • Jill Jill on Mar 01, 2018
    Wow thank you!
  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Feb 03, 2020

    Did you get your answer?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 04, 2021

    Hello,

    Call in a Granite Expert, they may well be able to fix it for you with use of a special filler etc, before removing everything. Could it be Accidental Damage? or Wear and Tear? Maybe you have an Insurance claim?

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