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    They just installed my granite counters last night, and today I am trimming it out to finish. I am using this faucet;http://www.blancoamerica.com/inter/k...age/440557.pdf

    I have never installed a faucet in granite, and am a little concerned. They give you 2 mounting kits, and a #17 reinforcement. So my question is, do I need that #17 part? (I would have to hog the plywood underneath out more), or is that for direct mounting to SS rim? How tight should I torque this deal? If it cracks, you may read about me on the news as postal.
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    The only thing that's important with a granite countertop, is that you are fastening the faucet either to the granite, or the stainless sink.

    If the granite is laid over plywood, then you will need to cut out the wood from below the granite. That is most easily done by drilling a 1/4" hole from the top, and then going underneath and using that hole as a pilot for your hole saw. Eye protection and a lot of grumbling will help.

    A faucet can not be tightened onto wood; it compresses and it will be a constant chore re-snugging it.

    If the faucet is installed on granite, you may not need the plastic triangle for added stiffness. On Stainless, you will want it for sure. If you have room for the triangle on the granite, use it. The more the better.

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    Thank you Terry. The granite hole is 1 3/8", they bored the plywood sub top about 2 1/2" concentric first, so I have a good clearance. Just not enough for the triangle deal. Just seems like a small "purchase" of the clamp to me.

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    It won't take a guy like you long to try it though. I would slam that sucker on, and see how it works, and then worry about it.

    It's sweet that the counter guys gave you the large cutout on the plywood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    It won't take a guy like you long to try it though. I would slam that sucker on, and see how it works, and then worry about it.

    It's sweet that the counter guys gave you the large cutout on the plywood.
    They were terrific installers. I'll go jamb it in, and see how it fares. Thank you for your suggestions. J

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    Do not forget the stainless putty under the faucet to keep water from leaking underneath

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    qutoe: Do not forget the stainless putty under the faucet


    They have a "O" ring in the mounting kit so he doesn't need it, and sometimes putty creates a "slippery" surface and that can cause the faucet to "rotate" when the spout gets sticky.

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