Slabtech warped

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Not-a-Decor8r, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Hi,

    Just got these this week for kitchen, when putting the second worktop on with a join it appears to be raised about 0.5 mm on one end, visible with gap between unit and worktop.

    I've spoken to Sheridan who said it needs to have a bit of heat to resolve so will leave a heater in the kitchen tonight.

    Kitchen has been rather cold this week so is this what the 24/48 hours recommended period of leaving them in room temperature is effectively doing?
     
  2. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    As a rule, all worktops should be at room temp for at least 24 hours before machining and fitting. We all know though that in 99% of cases that simply is impossible when they are at full length.
    What we always try to do is cut them 50mm over length for each run and then move them into the house the day before actually fitting them. That won't in all cases get any bows out them by the way. That's because they would have been stored at the suppliers for weeks at the wrong temperature anyway.
     
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  3. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Jeez a blowed...I've got a 1300w heater on them as I type, is it worth leaving this on in there all night or useless?
     
  4. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Useless to be honest. The tops need to be at room temp for 24 hours not loads of degrees above room temp.
     
  5. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Bit weird the post I replied too has gone...maybe he was taking the P*ss.

    Makes sense to leave out to settle.
     
  6. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Not only has the post been removed, but the Troll that posted it has been removed as well :D
     
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  7. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Idiots...id already been down the garage and bought a tank of propane.

    Pics are what I'm seeing.
     

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  8. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Before actually placing blame on the worktops, are you absolutely 100% certain that the base cabs are completely level ?
     
  9. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    For how long though?
     
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  10. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Yes.....
     
  11. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Almost certainly at some point or indeed any point........................the only certainty is he/they will be back.
     
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  12. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    As dependable as an England middle order batting collapse.....
     
  13. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    0 in stock.....8 in another store
     
  14. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    1300w heater for a few hours...
     

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  15. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    I would still just leave it at room temp for 24hrs even if it has flattened out. And i would leave the worktop adhesive in the room for the same time.
     
  16. Not-a-Decor8r

    Not-a-Decor8r Member

    Had probably about 4 times where this has happened to me.....solution has been to apply heat directly to the worktop as high as possible to the worktop when on top of cabinets.

    Should flatten when heat turned off when its lowered and cooled down within about 3-4 hours.

    Now onto a bill to Sheridans for my electricity...? Which reminds me, NEVER phone Sheridans with a mobile for any support, they have a premium number.
     

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