Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by wrb ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(01-14-2020, 05:12 PM)wrb Wrote: Good point.  I am also not sure if the material would take the heat without discoloration.  I will remove the door and if needed cut the machine while it is in place to remove it and then remove the toe kick section from the behind with a pry bar.  Last resort would be to cut it, but if I can reach from behind, I don't think it will be necessary to cut. 

I will post the actual experience here in case anyone finds it helpful in the future.

Do not use a pry bar!!   Try to cut the adhesive or once able to get in back heat it up to make it flexible

Large puddy knife to spread the load and allow for slicing adhesive
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  Re: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by wrb (In our kitchen, toe ...)
Also don't put to much pressure on one side as there is a chance popping off one end will crack off the other.  A picture could be helpful
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  Re: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by wrb (In our kitchen, toe ...)
I am curious as to why the expense of quartz for toe kick.

I always considered toe kicks as low visibility items and a matte black or matching piece of plywood was fine.

Why the quartz?
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Cooler (I am curious as to w...)
(01-15-2020, 09:41 AM)Cooler Wrote: I am curious as to why the expense of quartz for toe kick.

I always considered toe kicks as low visibility items and a matte black or matching piece of plywood was fine.

Why the quartz?

it's not that expensive any more.  prefab backsplash works for what he has
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Bob10 ([quote='Cooler' pid=...)
(01-15-2020, 12:31 PM)Bob10 Wrote: it's not that expensive any more.  prefab backsplash works for what he has

If it is cheap, then just whack it with a hammer and break it out and replace it.  Quartz shatters when hit hard enough.
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Cooler ([quote='Bob10' pid='...)
(01-15-2020, 02:26 PM)Cooler Wrote: If it is cheap, then just whack it with a hammer and break it out and replace it.  Quartz shatters when hit hard enough.

It shatters easier than that but cost isn't really the issue more often than not the issue is matching the color.  I have about 3 kitchens worth of Granite sitting against a wall.  If a piece gets shattered it becomes something used in a master bath depending on how much loss there is sometimes just the vanity top in a half bath
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  Re: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by wrb (In our kitchen, toe ...)
If you take the door off, you'll probably have to take it apart 1st. There's typically a wire harness connector from the control panel/ motherboard behind the toe-kick leading up into the door. The other end is inside the door.
 
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Bob10 ([quote='wrb' pid='78...)
(01-14-2020, 09:30 PM)Bob10 Wrote: Do not use a pry bar!!   Try to cut the adhesive or once able to get in back heat it up to make it flexible

Large puddy knife to spread the load and allow for slicing adhesive
Agree!  When I say pry bar, this is what I meant: 
https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tools-17007...193&sr=8-2

The straight end is pretty thin, not so dissimilar to putty knife.  Although, if I can make putty knife work, even better.
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Smile    Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Cooler ([quote='Bob10' pid='...)
(01-15-2020, 02:26 PM)Cooler Wrote: If it is cheap, then just whack it with a hammer and break it out and replace it.  Quartz shatters when hit hard enough.

This was custom fabrication when we renovated 8 years ago.  Why? That's because what my wife wanted:-)  It actually looks very nice as we have dark hardwood floors and cabinets are dark too.  So, visually breaking that with white quartz that matches the countertop looks great.  If I were to do it again, I would use white painted wood for the toe kicks to avoid unnecessary "projects".
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  Re: RE: Cutting quartz countertop - cabinet toe kick by Snipe Hunter (If you take the door...)
(01-15-2020, 09:21 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: If you take the door off, you'll probably have to take it apart 1st. There's typically a wire harness connector from the control panel/ motherboard  behind the toe-kick leading up into the door. The other end is inside the door.

I will find out on Saturday.  Thanks to everyone, I think I have a good plan with removing the door and if needed the whole dishwasher by taking it apart in place to gain access from behind to remove the toe kick section.
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