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Best option to install dishwasher in corner and support countertop

Need some advice on installing a dishwasher. Cabinet on the left measures 24" in width exactly. 34.5" height below the counter and 24" depth. Cabinet on the right is the sink. There is ...
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How to ensure perfectly perpendicular cuts [to a countertop] with a skilsaw?

I will be ripping a corian-like countertop with a triple-cut-grind TCG 7 inch blade using a skilsaw and a clamped guide. A perfectly vertical cut is critical. While the skilsaw guide is straight ...
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Type of caulk bathroom counter and painted wall?

New construction home and what kind of caulk is used between the bathroom counter and painted dry wall? I don’t think it’s compound. Is it silicone caulk that had dried out and cracking? If it is all ...
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Determining Type of Adhesive for Edge of New Countertop

I'd like to re-adhere the edge of this countertop to the counter. In searching for an answer, I found this post where it was recommended that a. the edge be taken completely off prior to re-adhering ...
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Clearcoat of professionally finished countertop is still not hardening after three months

Has anybody had issues with a poly acrylic coating never hardening? Our countertops were refinished by the local franchise of a national countertop and bathtub refinishing company. We were on vacation ...
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What material is this kitchen countertop

I just bought a house and the kitchen countertop has some scratches (no deep, you don't feel them with your hand) and glass stains. I'd like to know what material is in order to know if/how I can fix ...
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Was the wrong type of caulk used to seal the quartz between the counter and wall

I have quartz countertops, the contractor used a clear caulk. The caulk has turned yellow and is flaking away, how do I fix this?
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Should I be able to see the seam on an L-shaped Quartz countertop?

I'm trying to get feedback on if this seam is expected from install of an L-shaped countertop. I understand that a seam is needed, but I wasn't sure that it was going to be this noticeable. Is there ...
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What is the material this bathroom counter is made from?

The photo below is my bathroom counter. (Sorry for the shadow and the light highlights, this is the best lighting I have, and some kind of wax got put on it recently.) I can't quite tell what the ...
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How can I fix this ding in my bathroom countertop?

I'm not sure what the countertop is made from, but it's a one-piece solid surface. It's not anything like quartz or granite, and many years ago it was chipped. Is there some kind of repair kit I can ...
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How to make a flush in-counter cutting board?

Our 1980s home had a old glass cutting board with metal frame. We just took it out and now there is a hole in the counter. The counter is some kind of inexpensive laminate. We don't want to replace ...
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Is it possible to grind counter-top as a DIY job?

Every time we wash dishes in the sink water splashes and sprays in all directions, even if we are careful to minimize that.  Of course we wipe it dry once done.  Still, I became concerned with thin ...
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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop [closed]

I came across this image of a bright stone used for a kitchen countertop as shown in an architecture blog post. I'm trying to find out what kind of stone this is, but I had no luck so far. In the ...
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Cracks or fissures on island? Is this normal and acceptable work for quartzite island?

We’re wrapping up our first home renovation and I’m unsure if this is normal or not. I noticed some cracks (or fissures?) in our island (jadore quartzite), which stood out because they catch your ...
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Typical Thickness of Silicone Between Countertop and Underlay

Instructions for installing a solid surface countertop call to use "one dab of silicone adhesive every 12" (305 mm) to 18" (457 mm) to secure". I have two questions: How big is a ...
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What material is this countertop?

I have heard conflicting a assessments that this material is marble and granite. It has some etching from citrus acid as well as a square pattern on the underside of the counter Edit: below is a ...
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How do I protect wood countertops from kitchen sink?

We bought a house a month ago and just noticed water discoloration marks developing around the kitchen faucet (undermount sink). What do I need to do to protect the wood? It was a flipped house so ...
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Any tips on how to fix this chipped bathroom countertop?

Accidentally chopped off the corner of my bathroom counter top. Any tips on how to fix it?
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Cutting butcher block countertops after I seal them?

I'm installing butcher block countertops in my kitchen. I'm just wondering what, if any, issues I'll have by cutting them after I seal them rather than before? Obviously would seal the cut ends but I ...
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Counter-top garbage disposal switch: are there competing types, e.g. "air switch" vs something else?

We need to replace our disposal but have never had one that was operated by a switch; we always used the twist-stopper style, which I recently learned is called a "batch" style disposal. For ...
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How do I go about getting a free standing range replaced with a cooktop gas stove?

This is in the US and the question is similar to this. While the other question is whether something is "easy or not" I'm wondering about the feasibility specifically around changing ...
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How do Bathroom Marble Vanity Tops Evaporate Water Quicky? [closed]

I bought a Marble Bathroom bathroom countertop. I'm curious why many marble countertops evaporate water quickly (as I've tested). To evaporate water, it must have good endorthermic properties. Thats ...
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Do epoxy and shelac-based paint mix well together?

I have a lot of clear epoxy resin intended for use on MDF or formica or partical board kitchen countertops. I want to dye half of the epoxy white and dye half of the epoxy grey and do a fake marble ...
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Need to keep countertop, but fill hole where sink was [closed]

I took out a bathroom sink, but I don't want to replace the counter top. How can I fill the space? It is Corian with a large oval hole. I planned on securing something from the bottom. Should that be ...
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Gap between countertop and wall

My contractor installed base cabinets and countertop and there is a gap between wall and countertop backsplash. See the picture. How can I hide that gap, what are my options to blend in the uneven gap ...
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How to hide edge where granite countertop meets cabinet?

We're currently in the process of adding a double wall oven to our kitchen. We had to cut down the countertop to accommodate the wall oven cabinet and now we have a problem I haven't run into before. ...
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Walnut butcher block. Uneven wall gap. Hate backsplash. Has to be other options? [closed]

House built in 50's. Concrete blocks on a slab. 800 square ft. I bought two 8' walnut butcherblocks Old counter was original ugly formica 9' 2" Also bought kraus workstation sink that we will ...
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How do I clamp this old sink onto a new countertop?

Looking for innovative ideas on how I can clamp this older recycled stainless steel sink onto a new composite countertop that is 3/4" thick. The sink has an inward lip around the perimeter, but ...
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Bottom cabinet and top questions

I want a deeper countertop than I currently have so I want to pull the lower cabinets away from the wall and re-anchor them. Then top off with a deeper new countertop. I already plan to purchase a new ...
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Fix scratch on quartz countertop

My quartz countertop has a faint scratch on it. Is there a way to repair or at least obfuscate it?
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What is a good way to reclaim counter space from an inbuilt draining board? [closed]

My sink has an inbuilt draining board like this. The draining board is useless to me because I also have a dishwasher, which drains the dishes after they are washed. Small jobs get washed and dried ...
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How can I remove water stains from a wooden counter top? [duplicate]

There is a portion of wood next to the sink that must not be treated properly or over time the treatment has worn down due to water damage. What is the best way to treat / deal with this? I was ...
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how to mix concrete with a powdered additive efficiently

I want to mix about 2 cu ft of concrete in a 6 cu ft electric concrete mixer, but before I do that I want to mix in a couple of pounds of dry additive for countertops. I did this once but it was very ...
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What could cause these dents in a granite countertop and how can be fixed?

Not sure what could have caused this. The granite is called "Blue Pearl" and it's polished. This happened on an area around the sink in the bathroom, multiple spots. It's like certain ...
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External propane hose access method in outdoor kitchen

Building outdoor kitchen. Plan to hook up two gas tanks with regulator w/ auto-changeover to three devices via a 3 way splitter. Two appliances are built-ins connected internally (griddle, grill) ...
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How to flatten underside of a countertop

I recently had a stone countertop installed with a mitered edge. For support, the installer put plywood under the stone. However, because the slab wasn't flat on the underside (to my surprise) - the ...
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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

I've never worked with countertops before. I want to provide a permanent fix to this problem. Any suggestions?
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Sufficient Concrete Thickness for Table?

I'm planning on making a Concrete patio table. My plan is to make a 6ft x 3ft Concrete top. The frame will be 4 legs. I will have 3 aluminum angles running vertically underneath the length of the ...
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How can I repair this water damage area in my "laminate"(?) countertop near my sink?

I'm renting and don't want to have to pay my landlord for an expensive countertop replacement, so I'd like to know how this can be fixed. Also, there is some potential replacement material hidden ...
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Cost-effective DIY countertop/worktop

I have made some kitchen-style cabinets for my office and have done it in a cost effective way. I am now wanting to adorn it with a worktop that is reasonably hardwearing. I am wanting it to be a ...
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Butcher block support over base cabinets. Is this adequate?

I am installing butcher block over these base cabinets in my laundry room. I had to raise the counter top up 3/4” so the counter top clears the drawers. My question is, are these supports going to be ...
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Advice on installing bar top on half wall

I am preparing to attach a piece of butcher clock (about 42" L x 18" W) to the top of a half wall that w recently built partially across the entryway to our kitchen. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Fixing Pitted Granite Countertops

My kitchen granite countertops appear to be "pitted". I'm not sure what caused this damage (previous owner), but I assume it isn't normal. Is there a product/process for fixing this? It ...
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Does this sink detach from the bathroom countertop?

Our countertop is perfectly fine, but we'd like to maybe get new sinks because they are scratched and have aged over the years due to water damage, cleaning products, etc. Does this sink detach from ...
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Can a Tile-In sink be installed on top of laminate countertop

I like the look of Tile-In sinks because of their flush rim. Can this type of sink be safely installed on a laminate countertop?
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What is the best technique for creating a knockout for an undermount sink for a concrete countertop form?

What is the best technique for creating a knockout for an undermount sink for a concrete countertop form? I’m in the process of building the form. I have an undermount porcelain sink that I want to ...
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How much does 3-sided support of granite countertop material increase the distance that's safe to span?

I am designing a counter for an outdoor kitchen, with a counter made of 3cm granite with block masonry support and stone veneers to decorate. An approximation of the planned layout seen from above ...
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Scratches in light marble vanity top

We have a vanity with a light marble top with under counter sink. Nail polish or something was spilled on it and my wife scraped it off with some sort of knife. The nail polish was removed but it left ...
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Leveling countertop for quartz

I had a Formica countertop that originally had an edge with a raised bar. I removed the Formica and the raised bar - it was made up of a stack of 2x4s that I removed - the last 2x4 that I left was ...
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Cracked formica backsplash 'curve' repair/reinforcement

Due to a massive and sudden water leak it was necessary to remove the cabinets. In doing so (removing the sink) I discovered the Previous Owner (PO) used an entire tube of caulk to secure it. The ...
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