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Unread 09-02-2004, 07:20 AM   #1
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Help: Granite slab bar top advice needed

We have an L shaped bar top that will have 8" overhang on the outside edges and 1.25 on the inner (2cm slab with double bullnose). There is a standard 2x4 and drywall wall under part of the "L" and a 7" wet (2x6 plus drywall) wall for plumbing on the other part of the bar. The fabricator plans to just attach the slabs to these walls. Good idea? Bad?

What is typically used to attach these so they don't fall off since there is an overhang? Epoxy? Liquid Nails? Other?

Do I need to worry about corbels or brackets for this type of overhang?
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Unread 09-02-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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How thick is the slab?

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Unread 09-02-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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Youll need corbels or brackets as well for the support. just adhering to the wall wont be enough when someone goes to lean on it. Your fabricator should have already alluded to this, maybe he knows something I dont. I do know the laws of physics remain constant and it will end up on the floor at some point without extra support.
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Unread 09-02-2004, 06:58 PM   #4
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It's 2cm with a double bullnose all around. It will be two pieces joined together.

Which would be better, a miter or straight seam.

Can you recommend a site or place for brackets or corbels? I did a search and didn't turn up much. I'd rather not have to use them, but want the top to stay anchored so will do so if necessary. I've read that if the overhang is 8" or less, you can go unsupported (assuming whatever is used to affix the slab to the knee walls is strong enough).

I'm in Dallas, BTW

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