We've pretty much got our cabinets in and have picked out a nice slab
of granite for our countertop. Our old countertop was laminated wood
and the dishwasher has two metal tabs at the top above the door and
there were wood screws thru holes in these tabs fastened into the wood
of the countertop. With the granite the only thing that will be above
the dishwasher is the granite. These screws are not load bearing as
they just seem to keep the dishwasher from walking around in the
opening between the cabinets.
How do you fasten a dishwasher to the granite countertop?
I believe the practice is to take a strip of wood about 1/2" thick and
glue that to the underside of the granite and then screw the
dishwasher tabs into that wood strip.
I had a laminate top that the area where my old dishwasher screws went
into had deteriorated so badly due to venting from the dishwasher that
screws would no longer stay in the particle board.
I took a thin strip of wood and used some Gorilla glue to do the same
thing as you would with a granite top.
The new dishwasher is screwed into that strip and everything is fine.
On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:25:39 -0700 (PDT), infiniteMPG
Yep.. I reversed the door swing on my clothes dryer (before the
service man said it couldn't be done). The hinge/latch location was
duplicated on both sides of the door and mount areas, so I swapped
Side mounts are the best choice for a DW and granite...
You don't as far as I know. In our case, the tabs were remountable to the
sides of the unit and were then screwed into the side of the cabinet face
rails. Wasn't a big deal and it was actually handled by the guys who
installed the Granite.
Hey Dee, great suggestion. I didn't think of that and since it's
really no load on the screws that would probably work best without
damaging the granite. I might step up to something a little more
industrial then latex caulk but the idea is perfect!
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