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Team Sergeant
12-03-2004, 13:50
Has anyone ever drilled through a granite countertop before?

I need to place a 1 ¼ inch hole in one, next to the sink. Ideas?

TS

Kyobanim
12-03-2004, 14:41
Easy to do if you have a couple of new masonry bits, and a gromet that will go around the hole to cover the chips if you make a mistake.

If you don't have a concrete hole saw, start off with a 1/4 inch hole as a guide. Then use a 1 1/4 " bit for the real hole. Be patient, it's a long cut. An I bet if you don't use water you'll disscolor or 'burn' the countertop around the whole.

You might want to call a cabinet shop that has experience in this.

Smokin Joe
12-03-2004, 16:53
C'mon Team Sergeant just whip up a mini shape charge when HH6 is at work. :lifter :munchin

Air.177
12-03-2004, 18:06
C'mon Team Sergeant just whip up a mini shape charge when HH6 is at work. :lifter :munchin


Dammit!! Beat me to it.

Smokin Joe
12-05-2004, 03:51
Seriously TS,

I might be able to help you out on this one. I will let you know tomorrow I have my father-in-law checking into it. Also let me know if you need Landscaping at your new Casa.

Bill Harsey
12-05-2004, 12:28
Get your wife to help.

Things always go better around here that way. :D

Kyobanim
12-05-2004, 12:35
Get your wife to help.

Things always go better around here that way. :D

That's the safest way to do it. Make sure she give you explicet instructions on how she wants it done to include tools required, bit sizes, start time, expected time of completion, and anything else that will keep your ass out of the fire when the countertop cracks. :D

Team Sergeant
12-05-2004, 13:08
Get your wife to help.



Remember, I can always find you.

Besides I've already told the wife not to fear, after Shot Show you (yes you) are coming over to our house to help me place a 1 1/4 inch hole in our countertop. She said she cannot wait to meet Mr. Harsey!

TS

NousDefionsDoc
12-05-2004, 13:09
Just go for it! What's the worst that can happen... :munchin

Team Sergeant
12-05-2004, 13:24
the sink in question

the white piece marks the spot (or close to it)

Guy
12-05-2004, 13:55
TS,

They have special drills for just that. You should be able to rent one, plus they will tell you everything you need to know.

Bill Harsey
12-05-2004, 14:02
Team Sergeant, You don't play fair.

Do you have any cabinets directly over the intended hole?

Kyobanim
12-05-2004, 14:23
Team Sergeant, You don't play fair.

Do you have any cabinets directly over the intended hole?

And is there any excess sink metal under the intended hole.

Team Sergeant
12-05-2004, 14:34
TS,

They have special drills for just that. You should be able to rent one, plus they will tell you everything you need to know.

Roger Guy,
I've been looking into it.
Thanks

TS

Team Sergeant
12-05-2004, 14:35
Team Sergeant, You don't play fair.

Do you have any cabinets directly over the intended hole?


Neg on the cabinets over the sink. Roger on not playing fair. :D

Ambush Master
12-05-2004, 14:36
Team Sergeant, You don't play fair.

How quickly we forget with whom we are dealing ??? :D

Team Sergeant
12-05-2004, 14:36
And is there any excess sink metal under the intended hole.

If there is I'm going through!

Bill Harsey
12-05-2004, 21:08
How quickly we forget with whom we are dealing ??? :D
Didn't forget, just reminding myself, the hard way, again.

Excess metal anywhere will NOT be a problem.

Maas
12-14-2004, 19:49
TS,
Drilled that hole yet?

:munchin

Team Sergeant
12-14-2004, 23:24
TS,
Drilled that hole yet?

:munchin

Nope, got a few irons in the fire right now.

You got a new idea?

Sweetbriar
12-15-2004, 03:47
Saw the pro's drill thru a granite countertop on HGTV this weekend. They used a rubber gasket to hold water on the site and a special bit. It looked well worth hiring out for it, TS. Good luck to you.

Maas
12-15-2004, 19:11
TS,
Naw. I was going to suggest checking with an expert. I don't think they would mind if you called and asked.

I wouldn't trust the Home Depot kind of expert. :D

Bill Harsey
12-15-2004, 19:16
Just use a carbide single point chisel and tap lightly.

Team Sergeant
12-15-2004, 20:13
Just use a carbide single point chisel and tap lightly.


Thanks Bill.
You’re a veritable plethora of knowledge.

TS

(You’re still coming over to help me… being your carbide single point chisel cause youz ain’t getting out of this one!!!)

Ambush Master
12-15-2004, 20:18
Hey, TS!! Now that I've got the new shiny "Crimper", get SJ to get some Demo and I'll punch it for'ya !! :D

Kyobanim
12-15-2004, 20:30
You mean there still isn't a hole drilled yet?

Bill Harsey
12-15-2004, 21:07
You mean there still isn't a hole drilled yet?
We're going about this careful like.

I'm checking my knifemaking liability insurance to see if it covers granite countertop work.

If it doesn't, we're in good shape.

vsvo
12-15-2004, 21:38
We're going about this careful like.

I'm checking my knifemaking liability insurance to see if it covers granite countertop work.

If it doesn't, we're in good shape.

LOL LOL :D

Team Sergeant
01-26-2005, 15:44
Project finished, and no cracking or chipping the granite!

CPTAUSRET
01-26-2005, 15:53
Project finished, and no cracking or chipping the granite!

That's the same granite we recently put in my Iowa City Townhouse.

Why did we choose that one? Our youngest daughter (Prof of Philosophy of Science), and the mother of two toddlers, recommended it...Her rationale, it's the same color as food. Made sense to me!

Terry

vsvo
01-26-2005, 23:18
That looks great TS! Congratulations.

12B4S
01-27-2005, 01:03
Yup, lookin' good TS, I do happen to remember the beginning of this thread about the time I first got here. I'm guessing you made it happen without using shape charges. OR! Well that isn't some countertop/sink type showroom is it? :D
Nah, looks great.

lrd
01-30-2005, 18:33
Project finished, and no cracking or chipping the granite!Very nice. How did you do it?

Team Sergeant
02-01-2005, 10:17
Very nice. How did you do it?

brute strength! and some drills from Home Depot!