How to remove glued laminate countertops?


Hi all, I am prepping my kitchen for the install of granite countertops. I am removing the laminate countertops myself and for the most part I am not really too concerned, except for one part. Most of my countertops appear to just be screwed down. I have an "upper" area of countertop that is at bar height. This part of the countertop is 18" deep and sits on a 2x6 framed half wall. I pulled the trim off and it looks like this countertop is attached with some sort of construction adhesive (brown and looks like liquid nails). Can anyone give me some pointers on how I can go about removing this countertop? This stuff is really strong I can hang on the ledge and it doesn't even budge.
Thanks, Dino
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On Feb 25, 3:15?pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

granite is costly how old are your existing cabinets? few would install granite over old cabinets.
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My cabinets are 4 years old. I was able to remove that countertop. I used a circular saw to trim the countertop to 6" wide (the same as the 2x6 top plate). I then used a reciprocating saw and pry bar to get it up. That particular countertop was angled. Luckily only the angled piece was glued. The other part was screwed. The 2x6 is a little chewed up (not too bad though) in a couple of spots. I will fill in the couple of spots where some of the 2x6 splintered off with wood epoxy. Now I need to remove a cooktop, sink and backsplashes and the rest of my countertops.... (Luckily they are just screwed)
Dino
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It's a good bet that whatever you do you're going to wreck that top 2x6 that it's glued to. You might find yourself rebuilding that kneewall that it's attached to. Hallerb also offers a valid point and no offense intended.
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