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We have replaced our kitchen countertops with granite. The dishwasher has come loose from the countertop. It was held in place with caulking between the tabs on top and the underside of the granite. What is a good solution for a longer term fix?

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  • trpd42 Mar 16, 2008

    I will be screwing into Granite that is 1 1/4" thick. How deep can you drill into the granite before you risk a crack and what do you sink into the hole to hold the screw?

  • trpd42 Mar 16, 2008

    The granite top is 1 1/4" thick. I am uncertain how permanently fasten the dish washer.

  • trpd42 Mar 17, 2008

    Ideas?

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We recently remodeled our kitchen as well and the granite looks fantastic. In your case, I would either try caulking the the parts that came loose. Or probably the wiser thing to do is to call a carpenter and get his opinion on the matter.

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Posted on Oct 13, 2014

I recently have been remodeling our kitchen and I decided that we needed to have granite counter tops this time around. Last time the carpenter didn't do the counter top right and our dishwasher was just like yours. This time I will make sure the new one gets put on properly by the carpenter.

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The under counter inserts, made from plastic moldings(standard for dishwashers) are one approach. Having a custom frame built,and installed, is strongest long term solution. And all the better if it's a sliding type, for ease of service, which you WILL need sooner or later.

I'd call a local carpenter, and show them your issue, and get this done properly.

the granite will not do well, when it's penetrated at more than 25 to 40% of it's depth.

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Normally dishwashers have a bracket you fasten to the underside of the counter top.
With granite you may experience cracking if you try to drill/fasten to it.
There are brackets on the market that fasten to the cabinets along side of your dishwasher.

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Sir you can use clamps that are sold in markets for this special purpose.

else there are also stands for dishwashers.

these also can be used to mount your washer.

but even then a clamp is best for use

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Better use a leak proof sealing material like M-seal or white cement

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Drill smmal holes in counter top drill screw it up too it then recalk

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Consult installer who will know exactly what adhesive is correct for your top.
And what procedure will minimize clean-up and not damage top.

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