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Removing piece of granite countertop?

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Jul 15, 2003
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Ontario, Canada

Removing piece of granite countertop?

Back in 2015 i had granite counter tops installed.
We were getting a new flat top slide in range that required a 2" piece of counter at the back of the oven cut out. I got the countertop people to cut this piece for me and they provided me with some of the same black epoxy their installers used for seams. I installed it myself with the epoxy on the sides and some contractor glue to glue it to the wall. Since that time i've also had glass backsplash installed above it.

Our range died and we're getting a new one. The new one requires this extra piece of granite to be removed. I'm wondering how I can get remove it without damaging the rest of the counter or backsplash.

Here is an image of the setup.

Any thoughts appreciated.
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Deal Guru
Jan 25, 2007
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Heat gun to loosen epoxy and construction glue.
Deal Addict
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Maybe use a Oscillating Multi-Tool with tape on the blade to protect the surface of counter/backsplash and cut the epoxy joints if the gap is bigger than the blade.
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Mar 23, 2008
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If it was me, I'd probably call a countertop installer and ask them if they can swing by and take out the piece. Or post on the Countertop thread in here, and see if you can get input from a pro. Not saying the advice in here is bad or anything, but you'll be kicking yourself if you take a chunk out of the piece you want to keep.

The heat gun is probably the least destructive way to start with, though.