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11-15-14, 09:47 PM
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If this piece came from a granite fabricator that...

If this piece came from a granite fabricator that makes countertops, then chances are it's sealed. Just heat it up with nothing on it, and when it quits smoking, you're good to go. Granite can take...
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Whenever our dog makes a mistake in the house...

Whenever our dog makes a mistake in the house (not often, but he's getting old now) she sprays vinegar on the area, then blots it up with paper towels. Supposedly this neutralizes the smell so he...
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Views: 38,954
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sanding Corian

The best way to sand out a Corian (or any solid surface) countertop is by using a random orbit sander hooked up to a vacuum cleaner. Start with 120 grit sandpaper to remove all scratches from the top...
02-14-14, 04:54 PM
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Views: 3,545
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My choice would be solid surface, such as Corian....

My choice would be solid surface, such as Corian. It stands up very well to weather and is non-porous so occasional cleaning is the only care. Use a matte finish & light color so minor scratches...
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Views: 4,588
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Red face Cherry is very sensitive to sunlight & quickly...

Cherry is very sensitive to sunlight & quickly goes from light pink to a rich mahogany color. I would suggest waiting for a month or two to see if it matches the edge color more closely. Back in the...
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Views: 1,257
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Portland cement powder (not mortar mix) is very...

Portland cement powder (not mortar mix) is very hygroscopic, and will pull oil out of most any surface. Put it on about 1/2" thick and leave it alone for several days. Cover it with paper or...
07-30-12, 08:50 PM
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Views: 2,014
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Yes, like a 16" beam saw with water feed. It's an...

Yes, like a 16" beam saw with water feed. It's an expensive piece of equipment used to cut slabs of stone to size before sending it to a CNC router or waterjet for trimming to final size & profiling...
07-30-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
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Quartz & granite fabricators install the...

Quartz & granite fabricators install the backsplash the full 3cm thickness. Too much labor & machine time to cut it thinner. Does this vanity top have a sink installed?
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Views: 1,542
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You say it's not porcelain, but what is it? If...

You say it's not porcelain, but what is it? If it's solid surface a green Scotch Bright pad paired with Bon Ami, etc, will work wonders. Also, some household bleach diluted with water and allowed to...
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Views: 23,365
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Smile Acetone should remove it. Use a white paper towel...

Acetone should remove it. Use a white paper towel to rub it around, then wipe dry. If there's any build up of the glue on the countertop, remove it first with a single edge razorblade. Very fine...
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Views: 18,290
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As a precaution before trying ukrbyk's...

As a precaution before trying ukrbyk's suggestion, be sure you have the 5 digit code to reactivate the radio because it won't work when you hook the battery back up. It should be with the owner's...
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It could possibly be sanded out, but I doubt it....

It could possibly be sanded out, but I doubt it. Burns like this tend to go deep, and sanding them out will leave a visible dip in the top. It would be best to have a fabricator remove the damaged...
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Buy a bag (maybe two) of pure portland cement,...

Buy a bag (maybe two) of pure portland cement, not mortar mix or premixed concrete. Spread it fairly thick over the entire stain and leave it alone for as long as it takes for it to absorb the oil....
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Views: 16,191
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Clean the back top of the countertop & bottom of...

Clean the back top of the countertop & bottom of the backsplash with denatured alcohol. Let it dry, then run a bead of silicone full length of the countertop at about 1/2" from the wall. Make it...
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Views: 16,191
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Set the top in place on the cabinet, then run a...

Set the top in place on the cabinet, then run a bead of clear silicone around the perimeter on the inside of the cabinet. It doesn't need to be 100% continuous, just along the ends & front. If it's...
08-09-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,079
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How long is the slab to the left of the seam? If...

How long is the slab to the left of the seam? If it plus the depth of the slab on the right is more than the width of the uncut slab, then that piece was cut the same direction as the other slab,...
08-07-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,983
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I'm glad it worked out OK for you. It's always...

I'm glad it worked out OK for you. It's always good to hear success stories.
07-20-11, 10:22 PM
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Views: 8,983
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Cut the ends to 19 5/16" centered in the opening,...

Cut the ends to 19 5/16" centered in the opening, then cut 2 pieces of wood or plywood 1" wide X 19 5/16" or length of the bracket and glue them vertically at each end flush with the opening. Use...
07-19-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,983
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Don't worry about the gap-it will be covered by...

Don't worry about the gap-it will be covered by the stove flange. Put the silicone around the cooktop after it's installed, not under it. First clean around the stove with denatured alcohol. Using...
07-18-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,983
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I don't follow what you mean when you say your...

I don't follow what you mean when you say your unit has no ring. The difference between the overall dimension and cutout dimension is the flange or ring. It overlays the opening and lays on top of...
07-16-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,983
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The extra depth to the opening won't be a problem...

The extra depth to the opening won't be a problem if, as Chandler says, you center the cooktop over the opening front to back. You're going to need to enlarge the opening length using a router &...
07-07-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
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OK, I misunderstood the problem. With that much...

OK, I misunderstood the problem. With that much difference in elevation it's going to be difficult fit anything down in there. Solid surface would eliminate grout joints, doesn't need painting, and...
07-06-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
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A piece of white solid surface (Corian) could be...

A piece of white solid surface (Corian) could be cut to fit the space from the window frame to just overlapping the granite. Clean up all the caulk and wipe down with denatured alcohol before...
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Views: 4,355
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If that doesn't work try spraying on some...

If that doesn't work try spraying on some Armor-All or similar product, then wiping with cotton cloth or paper towel. The effect will be temporary but can be repeated as necessary. Good luck
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Views: 724
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Are the bubbles in the finish or is the veneer...

Are the bubbles in the finish or is the veneer separating from the wood below?
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