I need to remove a granite window sill in order to install plantation shutters. How can this be done? Can it be done without damaging the wall that the granite is affixed to (at the base of the window)?

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    Can you post a picture?
    – bib
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 17:01
  • @bib, Picture will be coming in the next few days (once I can get back over to the house)
    – Eric
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 17:08

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The short answer is maybe, it really depends on what it was affixed with and how thick the granite piece is.

The key to removing it (or anything) without breaking it will be to have multiple pry points simultaneously, or use a piece of wood (2x4) so that you are prying against the wood which can then spread the strain you are putting on the granite piece. Now that said, if the whole thing was glued down with epoxy...thats going to be a challenge no matter what.

If you can send a picture of both the top and bottom side of the sill we can get a little more detailed.

  • Thanks @James! I'll try to get a picture soon - I don't live there yet (the house is still being built), so it might take a few days.
    – Eric
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 15:44

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