New granite counter tops are a problem!

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  1. Nov 27, 2010 #1

    kgriffin

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    I recently had my laminate countertops replaced with granite. There is a 9' bar that apparently is only being held up by re-enforced plywood. When the tile layer set the tile in position the plywood bowed! He placed a scrap 2" X 4" under the middle of it to spport it and left! Any ideas about what I should do now?
     
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    itsreallyconc

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    reinforced how or with what ? who designed the c-t ? who thought a 2" X 4" under top would be sufficient ? who calculated the dead loads ? most importantly, who paid the bill ?????????????????????
     
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    Rich P

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    It sounds like you had granite tiles installed, or was it slab granite? Either way the responsibility falls on the person that built/designed the counter top.
     
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    A little hard to understand what you have. Do you have 9 ft of bar with out any supports to the floor or angle braces to the wall and how deep is the bar?
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 #5

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    How about a picture. Has anything fallen or broken ? IF the plywood bowed, I would think it would've needed to be replaced. How much overhang is there. What's supporting the 9' bar ?
     

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