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Cracked Broken Granite around kitchen sink Suggestions? [closed]

The granite around our kitchen sinks has cracked and a good portion has broken off. It needs to be replaced but what with? I don't know the company who installed it so I don't think it can be matched. ...
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Can this stained granite countertop be saved?

Here is my kitchen granite countertop, which is a different color in the high-traffic areas! It's been like this for ages. Is there any fix for this?
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How can I clean and prevent mold/mildew growth on exterior granite stairs?

How do I safely remove (what I think is) mold and mildew (see picture below!) from exterior granite stairs and how best to prevent it from forming again in the future? I know pressure washing could be ...
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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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Moving Faucet Hole in Granite Countertop?

EDIT 1/3: So I actually cancelled the order for the pictured sink, and bought an Elkay single-bowl sink with rounded corners. It fits perfectly in the existing opening, the wide edge might even allow ...
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How do I remove a dishwasher that is screwed to a granite countertop?

The company that installed the granite countertops attached the dishwasher to the granite. I need to know how to remove the screws, without damaging the granite, in order to replace the dishwasher.
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How can I remove the efflorescence from Basalt

We have basalt tiles on our outside steps. These were laid on the concrete. Over the years the white deposit, (I am assuming efflorescence from the concrete underneath) is increasing. I finally ...
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Granite countertop with 1" shims

We are remodeling our condo and replaced a damaged countertop. The current install has the granite countertop resting on roughly 1" of shims. Can the granite countertop last 10 years supported in ...
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Granite counter tops with granite backsplash in kitchen: need to replace caulk

New construction, 7 years old. We have quartz "granite" counter tops with an approximate 6 inch bit as a backsplash. The caulk has degraded and I need to remove it, make sure the moisture ...
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How can I reduce the cutout in a granite counter top to support a smaller appliance?

I'm replacing a gas stovetop with an induction stovetop. It's going into a granite countertop, above two large drawers. My challenge is that the existing hole is a little larger than the hole the ...
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Looking for advice repairing granite stair tiles

Hi! I have granite tiles on the front porch stairs with an overhang consisting of a smaller strip of tile bonded underneath the larger surface tile. The undersurface tile strip of the top step has ...
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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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Cooktop installation on Granite

I just purchased a new cooktop that it is narrower than the cut out of my granite. Would it be OK to have most of the weight just on the ends and not on the front and back? I have a solution I think ...
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Is it easy to replace range gas stove with cooktop gas stove?

I Have a gas range stove which has a built-in oven. I can slide it in and out of the cabinet area. If I remove the gas range there is a 30" width gap on the rear I have drywall and other two ...
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How can I mount Christmas stocking hangers on a mantel that's not square? [closed]

I have a stone/granite fireplace with a stone mantel. The stone/granite mantel is uneven. It makes it hard to put my Christmas stocking hangers on it so that I can hang them. Is there something that I ...
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Cooktop Install Into Granite Counters - Special install kit needed?

Long story short, I am trying to install a new Frigidaire induction cooktop into a granite countertop. The manual says the granite cooktop installation kit can be ordered, but I'm not sure I ...
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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 repair a chipped granite countertop

We've recently moved into a house and the previous owner was rough on the granite countertop around the kitchen sink: The edge: The corner: I've been advised that if I use epoxy it will yellow (the ...
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What adhesive is typically used to "glue" a porcelain under-counter sink to a stone countertop

Is it silicone adhesive that kitchen and bathroom remodelers use to "glue" a porcelain sink to the underside of a granite countertop around the perimeter of the cutout? Something else? P.S. ...
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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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How do you remove stains from granite?

I've been searching for this answer for probably 5 years. And have yet to get a legitimate answer from anyone. Is there a method of removing any kind of stain from a granite or granite tile? I've read ...
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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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Is there a non-glossy silicone for granite backsplashes?

We recently had LEATHERED granite countertops installed. We are waiting for the majority of the kitchen backsplashes to be cut to height in order to fit under existing wall tile, but one piece was ...
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Hole in granite countertop for kitchen faucet slightly small

The hole for a faucet in my granite countertop is 1 1/4 inch. This limits my selection for faucets. I'm wondering if I can make the hole bigger without spending an arm and a leg. I have lots of ...
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Cut granite in home...help? [closed]

I unintentionally allowed a contractor to cut granite (24 sq in) in our home without proper ventilation. There was a 30 minute dust plume, followed by dust settling all over the first floor. I have ...
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Finding an oval sink that fits under my granite bathroom counter top

My oval white under counter bathroom sink is cracked and I am trying to find a replacement. The oval cutout in the granite top is 17 7/8" by 12 7/8" while the basin size of the current sink ...
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how do I smooth out the bottom of a hole in granite

I am using a diamond core bit to drill tea light holes in granite rock. I am not drilling through the granite, but am making stopped cuts. I have used a 30mm diamond core bit to make the initial cut. ...
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Mounting Quartz slab on drywall or cement

I am thinking of mounting a quartz slab (3/4" thick) that extends to the ceiling behind my 36" range top and range hood (chimney style). I was wondering if it is secure enough to mount it on ...
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What's best to stick granite backsplash to granite countertop?

Forgive my lack of knowledge here. New bathroom vanity. Black granite countertop and 3" tall backsplash. Countertop, and will-be-visible faces of backsplash, are polished and factory sealed. ** ...
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Attaching climbing holds on a rock surface

I have a set of climbing holds that I would like to attach to a stone finished outside wall of a house. It's a granite rock that I would be attaching the holds to, like this: My preference is to ...
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How do I install a countertop with a large overhang without using a corbel or post?

(Note: I don't think this is a duplicate. Most questions like this are about supporting an overhang using a kneewall, which is very different than a counter side.) I am having a new granite ...
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Fitting dishwasher under granite

Replacing a dishwasher and noticed they had tiled underneath and the dishwasher I purchased wouldn't fit. So I used an angle grinder and grout removel tool to remove the tiles down to the backer board ...
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How can I tell if a remnant of granite matches my counter?

I have a kitchen island with a granite countertop which, for various reasons, I would like to make larger. I found a granite company which has a remnant of granite that would match the size I'd like. ...
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What type of rotary hammer bit would work well to drill large holes in granite?

I plan to fence my property with driven metal T-posts (max cross section 1.45”). A section of it goes across a granite rock outcropping. This in the area near Stone Mountain in Georgia. I plan to buy ...
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Vanity countertop support for piece over toilet

I was looking at some photos from model homes and like the vanity countertop cut: How do they support the stone where it goes out to the top of the toilet tank? I don't see anything below the stone ...
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Ideas for plugging a hole in granite vanity

I got a nice piece of granite for cheap, and I am almost ready to mount it on the new vessel is actually smaller than the dimensions! See below: Any suggestions? Ideally I want to find a sink that ...
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How to stabilize decomposed granite after installation

We had a professional landscaping company install decomposed granite in our front and back yard. They were supposed to use decomposed granite with a stabilizer but instead used a weed sprayer to ...
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How to remove dark stains on light-colored granite countertops

There are dark stains on my 2 year old light color granite countertops, even though I applied 2 layers of sealer* when they were brand new. They were purchased directly from a large wholesaler by a ...
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how to remove soap stain from granite countertop

I was fixing my dishwasher door recently and this resulted in some liquid dishwasher soap sitting on my counter for 1-2 hours. How can I remove this stain on my counter? I can’t tell if the seal has ...
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Nero Mist granite countertop

I'm in the process of choosing a material for a new kitchen counter. One that I'm considering is a honed Nero Mist granite. I'm trying to find out from someone who has the same type of granite how ...
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Low-cost way to bullnose & polish edge of granite tile

What's a good, cheap way to polish the dull, chalky, cut edges of black granite 3x6 subway tile (approx. 10 linear feet, total). The tile is still boxed. I have the following power tools available: ...
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Granite top loosing shine and looks like cloudy

Our granite is a dark colored(it is granite and not imitation, not sure of the exact details though). We use 409 granite and steel for cleaning every day. I did the granite sealant a month ago after 6 ...
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Granite stained by Liquid Nails

Obligatory apology: I am only an ambitious DIY'er and feel I can learn to do almost anything on my own, but that only works if I ask the right questions. Apparently I missed one. So yes, I am a doof. ...
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Will a 1" thick granite countertop span 22 inches?

I want a makeup vanity but have only enough space for one 18" base. I have granite and a base of drawers 22" deep by 18" wide. If I affix the granite atop the base and extend it to reach the wall, ...
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Best Removable Glue for Gluing Metal Towel Bar to Stone

I rent an apartment where half of the walls of my bathroom are made out of a beautifully finished granite. This looks nice, but when it comes to hanging my chrome-plated towel bar, there have been ...
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Cutting sink boss from granite composite sink

We have a Swanstone composite granite drop in sink. We have a very narrow counter. The sink fits but the sink boss extensions in the front will not be used and I would really like to cut them off to ...
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Glue to Secure Dishwasher to Granite

Recently my dishwasher (DW) required service which meant pulling it out from under the granite counter top. The DW was secured to the counter top with two metal tabs which were glued to the counter ...
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Putting 2cm granite on top of plywood and adhensive

I posted a question here about my idea for outdoor granite countertop: Granite countertop installation on top of 4x4 outdoor I found a 2 cm countertop piece (without the thick L-shape edges) as it's ...
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Granite countertop installation on top of 4x4 outdoor

I am planning to have a piece of granite countertop 2' x 8' outdoor like the below photo. I could run two (2) 2x4 on the side of the 4x4 posts to make the bottom materials 7" wide. Then lay the ...
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