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Welcome, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you with your issue.An ogee is a molded edge profile. The granite fabricator or your contractor should (have) showed you a sample of the profile so you know what the edge of your countertop will look like
A 1' unsupported overhang is the max and depending on the type of granite might need to be supported with brackets at least
There should be no gap between the sink and the underside of the countertop
if the sink edge is curved there may appear to be a gap when the sink actually meets the counter top further back from the sink opening in the top
I googled the word ogee and my granite is definitely not in that trim
So the question is, do you like the edge you have. It sounds like the top has been installed
so you believe that there should be some kind of bracket on the spot with no support? the granite is 3cm, i do not know what it means but this is what it shows on my invoice
yes it has been installed and it looks good. the problem is, I feel like the person that was in charge or supervising the remodeling has added expenses so that he makes more out of me.
That's typical thickness for most tops. If the granite has a lot of veins which can be weak points then it probably should have support brackets
Lowe's did the installation of the sink, and it's got a leak. Also, the faucet itself moves. it's very loose
Sounds like Lowes needs to get their guy back to fix this. Sink and faucet
the kind I have it's called brown persa. it has many golden colors and coppers throughout. it had some rough surfaces too which i did not expect. so I do feel like this is breakable
so when someone purchases granite, does this not include the trim in the price?
The cost for an ogee edge is similar to most fancy edges. If you want brackets then insist on them. You should be able to get brackets to match your cabinets if that's the type you want
Fancy edge treatments cost more than a plain edge
so if my granite is just plain straight, with just a cm of curve at the top, does this make it the plain edge?
the granite that goes around the wall, is that an extra cost?
That sounds like a simple round over which should be as much as $5 a linear foot (of edge) less than an ogee edge. The around the wall should have been included in the original quote unless you made a change later
the person that took care of the remodeling told me that we had purchased the slab of granite, so that at no extra cost they would add the base around the wall. this did not happened. he came back and said that it would be extra. I'm asking all these questions because I don't want to make a fool of myself when I go to lowe's to demand what I feel I paid for.
Did you get a written contract with all this spelled out?
all I have at hand is receipts from Lowe's and quotes. which this person added up to say how much I owe him still. I've spent over $65,000 in the kitchen alone and I have no clue how it came out to be so much
You would be in a stronger position if you has all this in writing but that doesn't mean you can't demand what you were promised
on another subject, we had our washer and dryer moved about 5 feet across from their original location, now the entire lower floor stinks. if anyone is using the washer, the smell is even worse. what is causing this?
Sounds like possibly the new washer drain is not vented properly. This too should be corrected by the contractor
in order for this to be fixed, will the contractor need to break tile and such?
There's no way I can know from here. But it should be fixed at no charge to you
I understand. I was just curious if that would be a possibility. do you have knowledge on air conditioning?
AC is a different category. You'll have to post another question under HVAC
I'm sorry I'm asking all sorts of questions. We had a major renovation and everything isn't what it should be. I'm very disapoointed
ok I believe these are all my questions for you! thank you for your time
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