Moving pre made vanity with granite top


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Old 01-02-11, 08:15 AM
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Red face Moving pre made vanity with granite top

Looking for any suggestions on possibly taking the granite top off a pre made vanity with granite top and sinks included due to the weight and difficulty getting it up our L-shaped staircase to our second floor bath. Yes, didn't think of this when I bought it, but it was such a great deal.....
The granite top is thick and accounts for a large amount of the weight, and it will be impossible to manage the corner with the weight and bulk to get it upstairs.
Any ideas how to remove the already glued on top without damaging it? I do like it and want to re-attach.
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Old 01-02-11, 08:29 AM
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It might be easier to remove the railing on the stairs.
 
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Old 01-03-11, 09:51 AM
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How is it attached?

Most of the time these are held in place by the plumbing or only a bead of caulk
 
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Old 01-03-11, 07:49 PM
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It seems to be glued on quite securely.
 
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Old 01-03-11, 08:02 PM
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5 guys, stand it up right? There is always a way. I would not remove the top unless I absolutly had to.

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Old 01-04-11, 12:01 PM
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What do you mean 5 guys? You can't put 5 guys on the staircase at the same time.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 12:19 PM
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Have the installer that did the work originally come in and remove the countertop and reinstall it in the new location. That way, you won't have to worry about it getting broken.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 01:08 PM
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Well 4 guys. One will be supervising. LOL.

Actuall probably 3 and a hand truck. They have the hand truck that climbs stairs. I know it could be done. It took 5 guys (one was me) 4 hours to get a cast iron jacuzzi up to the second floor. One step at a time. It was about 600 pounds.

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Old 01-04-11, 02:22 PM
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you guys are all funny You haven't seen my staircase either, you might change your mind. It is closed on the sides with walls, and the upper half is narrower than normal as it is an old farmhouse remodel, not "code"......the plot thickens, hence my debate. I am just stupid. Might try to take off the bottom "legs" to decrease the height, might make the corner easier.. just then need to re-attach. Will definately need four strong guys. It's making the corner that is the kicker. We have lots of gouges from other experiences of furniture moving up the stairs.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 02:33 PM
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U should remove the top, IMO. Depending on the sealant used, you should be able to get a long bendable shark saw (it's a tiny hand saw with a flexible blade) through it (push it between the vanity top and the bottom of the granite from inside the vanity) and slice the perimeter. As mentioned, granite can easily break, so you have to be really careful with it once it is unsupported.
 
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Better idea: Remove a second floor window & hoist it through the opening.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 04:37 PM
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I've thought of that one...though could be interesting in the weight.
 
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Old 01-04-11, 04:45 PM
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XSleeper, that's where our Fein Multimasters show their true colors! Use a smooth non-toothed blade and let it cut the adhesive. No damage to the vanity, nor the granite (hopefully).
 
 

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