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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Granite Composite Sink Replacement in Granite Countertop.


This granite composite sink replacement is in Asheville, NC. I love it when I have work to do up in the mountains. As you can see, this granite composite sink has cracked. The homeowner is not sure what caused it to crack but he knows he needs a new one.



Here is a look at the entire sink.



Here is where the sink used to be. I had a heck of a time trying to get this sink free from the granite countertop without cracking the granite. I have seen some fabricators go overboard with some undermount sink installations and
this was one time when they did.




I ended up having to break one side of the sink into pieces with a hammer just to get it free from the counterop. I thought it would be better to break the sink into pieces if it kept me from cracking the granite countertop.





After a whole lot of work and a trip to 2 different hardware stores, it is finally back together. Here is the new granite composit sink.





Granite Composite Sink Replacement in Asheville North Carolina done by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing! Serving all of North Carolina.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gibraltar Countertop Repair. Summerfield North Carolina

This countertop repair is Wilsonart Gibraltar. They have a gas cooktop with severe cracks coming from the cooktop cutout.





The gas cooktop has to be removed in order to repair the cracks in the cooktop cutout.


Viola! After about 6 hours the cooktop cutout cracks are no longer there and it's time to put the house on the market.



Gibraltar Countertop Repair in Summerfield North Carolina by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Retrofit Sink Replacement. Baden Lake North Carolina

Okay. Here is part two of Retrofit Sink Replacement. Baden Lake North Carolina.Unfortunately, some of my pictures were so bad it wasn't worth posting all of them. Anyway, here is a shorter version of events than I had originally hoped to post.

I have the old sink out of there now. And I have cut the new sink opening to the proper size. There was not enough room in the cabinets to allow the new sink to go in.



I had to cut out the cabinet walls to make room for manipulating the sink into position. Also, the new sink is so large that it extends beyond the walls of the cabinets.








And that's it. After I got old sink out and re sized the sink cutout and cut away the cabinet walls, then I had to clamp the sink into position and attach the permanent sink holding system to finish the sink installation. Then of course I had to repair the cabinet walls so it did not look like we did what we did under there.

The whole project was a day and a half. I expected to have it done in a day but the cabinet work added a few extra hours to the job. It turned out great though. I wish my pics were better.



Retro fit sink replacement by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing in Beautiful North Carolina!