My A$$HOLE !@!@#$%^&*() contractor attached the dishwasher to the
underside of our granite countertop with liquid nails. The only way I
see of now removing said dishwasher for repair or replacement is sawing
off the metal tabs that are holding it in place or applying some kind
of solvent to the countertop.
Has anyone ever used "liquid nails remover"? is this going to damage
I am refraining from ripping him a new one until he fixes said problem
to my satisfaction but it is not easy.
must control fist of death!
You could just use your *fist of death* to eradicate the adhesive. Or
use your gauntlets of ogre power to lift the entire countertop along
with the dishwasher for repair. I personally just cast a *heal
salver-launderer* spell when it acts up.
I'd be very cautious of using acetone. It's extemely volitile and
Since the adhesive is between the metal tabs and countertop, it's going to
be difficult for any solvent to soak into the bond line and dissolve the
glue. You'll need something that is low in volitility and won't run all
over the place. Try spraying the bonded clips with a penetrating oil like
WD-40 and keep it wet for a few days to see if this works. You might find
that it softens the adhesive enough that you can pry it apart with a putty
knife. Once you get the clips off, you should be able to remove the residue
with mineral spirits (also flammable) and elbow grease.
If you are going to use a solvent, I suggest you start with mineral spirits.
This may be a long shot but try 3+ long strands of strong dental floss
and work it back and fourth like a saw and cut the glue between the
metal bracket and counter top.
Just a thought to avoid solvents.
Sounds like a job for the Fein Multimaster
<http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/fein/fein.htm?L+coastest+twhg4907ff2b362b+1151628304#multipurpose . Seriously. The flexible scraper blade or the E-cut universal blade should
be able to cut nicely between the bracket and the countertop.
If you're on a budget that won't handle a Multimaster, you could dry doing
the same with a jeweler's saw
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