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Old 12-04-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Corian Countertop


last wednesday, the 7th?..i started this corian(sp) countertop, it was around 65 degrees, forcasted to drop in the teens by friday morning, so i got it all glued up wed. evening thinking i was gonna finish it thurs. a.m. the storm hit early so this top sat in below freezing since friday afternoon.

dim. 1/2" x 8'L x (center 36") 30"W w/3"radii x (one end w/8" radii) 24"W and the other 24" end square. sorry, best discription i got with no picture.

so i make my profile on the top and precede to build the faces down to 3 layers. i got the high speed gluegun, im making sure i got glue squirtin out the sides everywhere, every thing was positioned and clamped within 2 minutes and i waited 60 minutes before i removed the clamps and moved it for the first run.

monday a.m. 17 degrees, i show up and turn the heat on, a little bullet kerosene, i take all the clamps off , and with a guy on each end, holding towards the center of the front, we slowly start to stand it . halfway up it sounded like it broke in half.

the face of my 36 x 30 has a seperation line between the top and the middle layer. i have one inside radius that seemed to also have"broken".

i have several questions on this material so all responses are welcomed.

1.glue

2.clamps

3.working temperatures



im worried that even if i cut the face back, is it possible the the bond has cracked through out and i will always have some "seperation lines" in the face?
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