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Dekton and induction hob

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by Djboyd, 5 Nov 2018.

  1. Djboyd

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    Just finished a long saga of a kitchen project with a contractor and I’m now snagging everything myself.

    I have a very expensive induction (Bora) that has not been fitted flush to the worktop - it sits on top . Told by the contractor that’s how it is.

    I’ve subsequently most jobs like this are fitted flush to the worktop .

    Question I have is can I retro fit the hob flush - will this involve re-engineering the Dekton worktop to cut a lip ?

    I just have a gap that doesn’t look great and I don’t want it to be siliconed.

    Suggestions thanks
     
  2. Burnerman

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    If your Dekton is the sintered quartz product, I'd be very careful indeed if you tried to recut it.....I've seen these things cut by professional installers and it doesn't take any prisoners if a mistake is made. They seemed to be using a tungsten tipped router but I was a few yards away.
    Usually the induction hob sits on the top - they are pretty thin, after all. A picture would help if you can.
    John :)
     
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    It's either the cabinets underneath that are stopping the hob fitting down flush, or the cutout in the worktop is wrong and there isn't enough clearance.

    Down load or look in your hob book to see the clearances required, I suspect it's the former, lift the hob out to check the dimensions, usually there's a thin self adhesive seal attached to the underside of the hob that cushions and seals it ....silicone is not the prefered method of sealing a hob.
     
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    See page 21 for the cut out specifications.

    https://www.bora.com/fileadmin/downloads/153_productManualDocument_en_gb_8715.pdf

    Having looked at the photos on the Bora website, I agree that they look much better flush.

    Page 14 covers machining but sorry, I have never worked with it.

    http://content.cosentino.com/dekton...chnical Manual/dekton-technical-manual-EN.pdf
     
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    Thanks all . Appreciate your responses.

    Spoke with worktop specialist and they say as you have said not to recut Dekton too risky.

    The Dekton was cut for top fitting and the only way we can get flush is a new slab - no thanks at £600+linear metre !

    Kitchen fitter has defended this position as he says he never does flush fit as too hard to level ????? Hmmm

    For the top fit of the hob the kitchen fitter has said we can remove the seal tape so that it fits flusher than the 2mm gap we have . There is tons of clearance as it is needed for the extraction unit and goes into a large drawer.

    The photo is the way it should look (as it was when the worktop guys finished) but after hook up and install it is sitting 2mm higher (not got a photo of that until later tonight).

    Issue now is the 2mm gap . Not convinced the kitchen fitter solution will be any good as the tape was there for a reason .


    Thanks again for the replies.
     

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    Whatever happens, there shouldn't be a gap between the hob and the work top, it should be as per those photos.
    Great idea, the extraction being combined with the hob.....hardly a retro fit but it works very well.
    John :)
     
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    Given that you no longer seem to have the option of having it flush, it might be worthwhile phoning Bora. For surface mount they recommend the foam tape plus silicone. You don't want to risk invalidating your warranty...
     
  8. Djboyd

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    Thanks

    I’ll post the photos later . Don’t get me wrong the hob is an amazing bit of kit and engineered so well.

    Bora have said silicone is required but I think the insulation tape is too thick .
     
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    Here’s the current photo with the slight gap . Silicone it is ?
     

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    Something is wrong, and if Bora says silicone is required that's fair enough. Is the cutout in the worktop to the sizes Bora require ?

    It should drop in to the cutout and have a little play, who specified the worktop cut out ? The kitchen fitter is talking ballllocks if he says he never fits them flush.
     
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    I think it is a few mm otherwise it would be flush after fixing the insulation tape.

    I’m getting a spark out to check it out independently anyway as there are exposed wires from a junction box as well !! Spark will perhaps help on the level of it
     

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