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Old 01-18-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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Granite slab installation for corner sink

This forum has given me so much advice on tilesetting tricks and techniques, I hesitate to ask for information about installing cheap-o prefab granite slabs, but here goes:

My kitchen is perfectly dimensioned for prefab granite slabs, except for the 42" corner sink base cabinet. This cabinet has a 45 degree front which makes it deeper than the standard 24" slab. I do not mind a few extra joints and thought of using 2 pieces of slab for this corner, both cut with a "U" for the sink, leaving only a small joint on either side of the sink.

Anyone have any experience with this type of installation? This kitchen is on a tight budget, and at my local Contractor's Warehouse, granite slabs are cheaper than granite tiles, so I'd really like to use them.

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Old 01-19-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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A picture is worth 1000 words...

My description is a little confusing, so here is a sketch of the 3 slab pieces I am considering...
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Old 01-19-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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If i were to do that i would bring the joint out on either side of the sink, straight out to the overhang, in a straight line, and not have that L on either side of the filler.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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Sounds reasonable...think it will work overall?
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:58 AM   #5
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You'll need to clamp and glue the seams, and it would be nice if the front lip of the sink rests on top of the edge of the cabinet to reduce stress on the filler.Also this is an overmount sink, right?You could also add some filler supports across the top of the cabinets,if needed.
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