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Old 09-03-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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removing counter top

I am replacing my original counter top (any one want it) and having a stainless on made. I can't figure out how to get if of from around the stove.

Come take it off for me and you can have it along with a few nickel slots compt! LOL!

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Old 09-03-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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remove the stove.
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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Like Janet says. Pull the stove. The appliances are about hte last thing in. It is going to be bolted to the counter more then likely and hiding some of the fasteners that hold the counter to the cabinets. Fact of the matter is on my coach the cabinets were made and then installed the top is so much of the structure that it will just about have to completly disassembled to free the counter top from the rest.

If you just putting on new formica it can be done over the original as long as the original is still bonded to the wood. You need to sand the shine off the original fomica to give it some texture for the adheasive. I used a palm sander and 120 grit when I redid the counters in my house. Still look perfect.
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If you just putting on new formica it can be done over the original as long as the original is still bonded to the wood. You need to sand the shine off the original fomica to give it some texture for the adheasive. I used a palm sander and 120 grit when I redid the counters in my house. Still look perfect.
Exactly what I did in my 310 MH, no problems yet. Make sure you use a serious contact adhesive, not the stuff they sell at Home Depot, go to a laminate supplier.
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Tanks folks. I was hoping for an easier way. I am having a counter top make of stainless and a back splash, left of the stove and SS dinnet top.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:28 PM   #6
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Counter Maneuvers

Glad I spent the time to find this thread - I was just about to post a completely new one 'cause I couldn't find the info I was looking for: just to clarify the removal of the stove (stove top or whole thing?) in order to replace the counter top:

Is this also what one would do when replacing just a portion of the counter due to water damage? I was considering just whacking out the damaged part, adjacent to the backsplash (would post a picture but she's at the trailer doctor at the moment). Is this suggested or would it be prudent to just replace the entire countertop? Anyone have pix of the removal process, by the way? Thanks!!
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You might find the old countertop plywood a bit "weak"....

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.....what one would do when replacing just a portion of the counter due to water damage?
When I redid the 345 counter top I retained the original plywood counter top, reinforced it from the underneath with 2 X 4's, 2 X 2's, and plywood, and put the new "top covering" over the old wood.....came out with about the same weight as compared to cutting a totally new one from scratch, and I think I saved a bunch of time by not having to trim and fit a new underlayment for the countertop.
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