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Easy Granite Bracket One SLBG-1
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Inches - Forward Part of Bracket :
10" [Add $1.00]
12" [Add $2.00]
14" [Add $3.00]
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The Easy Granite Bracket One is a self leveling countertop support bracket and is sold exclusively by The Granite Bracket Shop
. All you need to do is screw in the bracket and drop your natural stone bar or countertop on top of it and it actually self-levels itself under the countertop or bar. No more touchy and time consuming leveling. No more sloppy wooden shims. No more glue.
"We heard your calls for a strong stone countertop bar support, and we delivered"
This is the "Easy Granite Bracket" but with a standard 1 inch rear pressure plate and an adjustable "Forward Support Plate".
The Easy Bracket One
or (The Easy Granite Bracket One SLBG-1) is one of our biggest sellers because it fits so well in a standard pony wall granite bar type of application.
F14.5 Easy Granite Bracket Specs:
The Easy Granite Bracket has three parts that equal 14.5 inches of bracket:
1" Rear Pressure Plate
8" to 16"
Forward Support Plate
The Square 2.5" Mounting Plate
The standard rear pressure plate coming in at 1 inch still gives the self leveling effect it's big brother has but is really used to support the slight overhang on the back side of the natural stone bar as well as support the larger granite overhang acting as the bar itself.
The Easy Granite Bracket One Hassle Free Install:
Bevel out 2.5" channel in supporting structure.
Drop the brace into channel.
Screw the brace into the support structure.
Drop countertop and your done.
When you order the Easy Granite Bracket One:
The Easy Granite Bracket One still has three parts; The 1 inch Rear Pressure Plate, the
Forward Support Plate and the middle Mounting Plate.
The 1 Inch Rear Pressure Plate:
The 1 inch rear part of the brace is called the Rear Pressure Plate
and is the part of the bracket that sits behind the support structure fulcrum. Unlike other granite braces this bracket uses the weight of the countertop sitting flush on it to lever the forward part upward or at least even to the underside of the countertops overhang. This particular bracket comes with a one size rear pressure plate.
Rear Pressure Plate comes in one standard size:
1 inch pressure plate
Forward Support Plate
The forward or the front of the brace is called the
Forward Support Plate
and is the part of the brace that sits forward of the support structure fulcrum. This is the part of the device that protrudes out from under the countertop overhang and acts as a support or lifting brace under the overhang. It gets its lifting value from the Rear Pressure Plate and sits snugly under the overhang.
It can be ordered with standard sizes:
* Most commonly used bracket size - The Easy Granite Bracket One - 8 - This model will be available soon.
The middle of the brace has two pairs of screw holes
- 2 Rear Screw Holes and 2 Forward Screw Holes. This section is set in the quasi middle. This section is called The Mounting Plate and is in fact a 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch square. 6.25 square inches make up The Mounting Plate with its four screw holes.
It can not be altered in the ordering process:
2 forward mounting screw holes
2 rear mounting screw holes
(4) Number 12 x 1-1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Flat-Head Phillips Wood Screw
Two (2) Space Washers 3/16x 3/4
Granite countertops and their overhangs need support.
So in order to keep your granite countertop overhang supported and secure you’ll need the – Self Leveling Easy Bracket – It’s the only design that will right itself under the granite countertop overhang. Installing them is a breeze with only four screws it levels itself. No more shims, no more tedious leveling, no more glue, just bevel, drop, screw, and go. This is a granite installers dream come true.
This brace takes advantage of this natural law in that longer rear ends can support heavier countertop overhangs.
The countertop slab resting on the base cabinet or knee wall makes contact with the rear end of the support structure and given that the
channel is parallel to the stone slab will push the forward support part of the brace to fit flush against the underside of the overhang.
The simple beauty of this design is that it works by taking advantage of one of the oldest laws known; The Law of the Lever and Fulcrum.
Patent Pending Design and Install.
The Mounting Plate
Mounting screw holes are drilled along the edges of a square inscribed along the flat face of the brackets and are then positioned above the fulcrum.
The Rear Pressure Plate
This is the part of the bracket behind the fulcrum (eg. on top of the base cabinet) and mounting screw holes.
The Forward Support Plate
This is the forward part of the bracket which lies below the countertop overhang and is in front of the mounting holes.
The four mounting screw holes consist of a top and bottom component relative to the vertical axis. The top of the hole is chamfered to create a sloping circular edge, allowing the 60 degree tapered shank on the wood screw to have the optimal fit. Below the chamfered region, the hole is cylindrical with a radius equal to half the bracket’s depth. The four mounting holes are divided into a set of forward and rear pairs. Each hole is placed on the corners of a square inscribed in the flat end of the bracket. The Screw Holes are used to fasten the bracket to it's support structure.
The Easy Bracket is a self leveling countertop support bracket
The Easy Bracket Self Leveling Countertop Support Bracket supports stone countertop overhangs
. Although the bracket may be used to support any range of countertop materials, stone countertops require more support and thus benefit the most from this bracket.
Natural stone slabs (eg. granite) used for kitchen countertops are brittle, porous, and can break under their own weight.
The finer the stone, the more brittle the bulk material, so reliable support brackets are essential.
The Easy Bracket Self Leveling Countertop Support Bracket
improves upon previous bracket models by extending the rear end of the bracket (the Rear Pressure Plate) behind the fulcrum and into a base cabinet.
The Law of Levers introduces a relation between the supported masses and the length of the bracket ends from the fulcrum.
This Self Leveling Countertop Bracket takes advantage of this natural law in that longer rear ends can support heavier countertop overhangs. The countertop slab resting on the base cabinet or knee wall makes contact with the rear end, and, given that the fulcrum divot is parallel to the slab, this contact will continue along the underside of the countertop overhang. Ultimately, the force of the slab pushing down on the rear end swings the forward end up to push into the countertop overhang. The pushing force provides the overhang support. In order to take full advantage of this force, the countertop and bracket must remain in constant contact.
This Self Leveling Countertop Support Bracket is mounted to the fulcrum by drilling into the four mounting screw holes
is the threshold between the rear and forward ends of the bracket. These holes mainly hold the bracket in place, but may also be used to implement minute leveling adjustments during installation.
The four mounting screw holes consist of a top and bottom component relative to the vertical axis.
The top of the hole is chamfered to create a sloping circular edge, allowing the 60 degree tapered shank on the wood screw to have the optimal fit. Below the chamfered region, the hole is cylindrical with a radius equal to half the bracket’s depth. The four mounting holes are divided into a set of forward and rear pairs. Each hole is placed on the corners of a square inscribed in the flat end of the bracket. The Screw Holes are used to fasten the bracket to it's support structure.
If the fulcrum surface is not be completely flat and parallel to the countertop slab
the self leveling action from the rear end of the bracket will suffice for maintaining constant countertop-bracket contact.
"The square mounting screw hole configuration combats any defects along the fulcrum divot"
Tightening the screws drilled into the mounting screw holes tilts the bracket slightly according to which screw was tightened
. Given that the fulcrum is extremely uneven, leveling washers may be used to adjust the brackets tilt more to reach the underside of the countertop overhang.
This picture shows how space washers can be used if the channel has been beveled out unevenly. This is not needed but we offer them with every bracket for the perfectionists.
This is an X-Ray shot showing how the would work on the support channel adding to the perfection known as the Easy Bracket.
The four hole configuration is the best choice for intuitive control of the leveling process because it mirrors classic Cartesian plot quartiles
Installing the Self Leveling Countertop Bracket to a base cabinet or knee wall support beam requires beveling out a divot in the top plate.
This beveled region must have the same dimensions as the bracket and be parallel to the countertop slab.
The bracket rests in this channel which now acts as a fulcrum point with the forward end of the bracket lying underneath the overhanging countertop region
. The Mounting screw holes are placed in the middle of the support beam’s channel. The installer marks the placement of the word screws using the mounting screw holes as a guide.
Once the bracket is placed on the fulcrum with the mounting screw holes resting on the support beam channel, the first screw is left 1.5mm protruding out of the top of the respective mounting screw hole
. This protrusion allows the bracket to swivel laterally given that the divot and bracket are not the same widths. With the remaining mounting screw holes in place, the wood screws are installed so that there are no remaining protrusions.
"The order in which these screws are drilled is not pertinent to the Self Leveling Countertop Bracket installation"
By placing the the granite or stone countertop down on the bracket and support structure the Easy Bracket will level itself
under the weight of the stone countertop and become one of the best support brackets money can buy.
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(800) 561-4073 or email us at email@example.com
4 Screw Holes on Mounting Plate
2 Rear Screw Holes for Slight Forward Support Adjustments
2 Forward Screw Holes for Slight Rear End Adjustments
2 Space Washers Included for Uneven Channel Adjustments
4 #12 Wood Screws
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