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How can I fix/recaulk this gap in my kitchen counter?

How can I fix/recaulk this gap in my kitchen counter?


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Old 04-18-14, 04:30 AM
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How can I fix/recaulk this gap in my kitchen counter?

Pictures of my kitchen cabinet gap

These pictures show the gap between my counter and the wall, and re-caulking is only part of what I want to do. It was suggested to me that the cabinet is coming apart from the wall and I should try to see if I can somehow tighten the bolts that hold it to the wall, but I can't really see where those are. OR, that I could use shims to lift the cabinet and press the back to be more flush against the wall. But If I try to pick up or push the cabinet it doesn't really budge. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-18-14, 04:59 AM
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Were these always like this with a gap or did it just start to pull away?

Try tightening that screw in the corner. Does that bring it up tight?

It looks like the cabinets are fitted tight against the wall but not the counter top.

If its solid and doesn't move at all, and the space is consistent the whole length then I would assume the counter top was not installed properly or at least not up tight to the wall and caulking would be the easiest and cheapest way to go.
 
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Old 04-18-14, 05:05 AM
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Thanks, it's about 7 years old and was new construction when I bought it. I think it pulled away over those years. Does it seem right to you that there would just be that one screw? I feel like there must be more and I am just missing it.
 
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Old 04-18-14, 05:37 AM
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The screws should be at the studs in the wall and then in the upper 4" or so of the cabinet back. But as noted, the cabinet is tight to the wall, the countertop is not. Look in the front corners of the cabinets for screws that go up into the bottom of the counter. There is usually a bracket attached to the cabinet that the screw is driven thru. Most likely will have to remove the drawers to the cabinets to find. Loosen, push the counter back and re-attach when you like the repositioning.
 
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Old 04-21-14, 06:39 AM
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It is not clear from your post whether or not the gap is consistent along the entire length of the counter top. If the gap is not consistent, then your wall is not perfectly straight. In the case of a crooked wall, the top edge of the back splash should have been scribed and sanded down to fit the curvature of the wall.
 
 

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