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Break a mason's mitre joint

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kaburrow

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I need to remove a kitchen worktop, which has been in place for 10years, so that I can replace it.
It has a mason's mitre joint and was sealed when fitted.
Whats the best way to break the joint.
Regards Keith :cry:
 

Chems

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Look underneath, there will be butterfly bolts that hold the joint together. Undo these and the tops should come apart easily.
 

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Undo the bolts and any other brackets /Screws that may be holding the work top to the units then give a good thump from underneath and it should break the glue/Silicone line.
In case of a stubborn one
Try and Place 2 bits of timber either side of the joint ( the higher the better) go to either end of the worktop and try springing/pushing it down and that usually works

Roger
 
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