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In a previous answer, I think you stated that if a countertop overhang was 12 inches or less, no corbels or supports were needed.  We are putting in a quartz countertop, it is 62 inches long, with a 12 inch overhang.  Do I need supports?  I am a little confused.

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Pat,
Quartz countertops are extremely strong and a 12" overhang is not a problem at all.
The general rule is the have 2/3 countertop fastened to cabinets, with no more than 1/3 overhanging to a maximum of 12". This is for granite. Quartz can handle 14" of overhang unsupported.

Hope that helps.

Torin

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All questions regarding fabrication and installation of natural stone tile and slab countertops, flooring, backsplash. All questions related to cleaning, sealing and stain removal of natural stone surfaces. All questions on importing process and selection of natural stone slabs and pricing issues. Granite, Marble, Limestone, Slate, Travertine, Onyx, Tile, Quartz countertops, Silestone, Eco Cannot answer questions on cabinet construction

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Expert in traditional hand methods of natural stone fabrication. Expert in modern manufacturing techniques using latest machinery and equipment. Consultant of shop layout, design, and workflow analysis. Consultant of job costing, pricing structures, bidding processes of natural stone fabrication manufacturing. Expert in specifying stone maintenance cleaners and sealers Expert in stone restoration, stain removal and damage repair.

Organizations
Former Vice Chairman of the Missoula Design Review Board advisory committee to the City of Missoula, Montana City Council National Association of Home Builders member Missoula Building Industry Association member Billings Home Builders Association member Bitterroot Building Association member Marble Institute of America member President-Tyler Boshae Foundation President-Club Twitch

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Slippery Rock Gazette -Dimensional Stone Trade Magazine http://72.243.221.11/site/archive_Issues/0211/articles/16_1.html

Education/Credentials
Journeyman Marble Mason, Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen, Los Angeles, CA 1978

Awards and Honors
Numerous Parade of Homes winner as fabricator and installation contractor of granite and stone countertops and backsplash

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Thousands of residential and commercial clients from simple bathroom countertops in private homes to granite exterior cladding on high-rise buildings over a 34 year career.

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