Please advise: ins wants to reuse granite!
Ok, long story short - had a bad water leak, getting new kitchen cabinets. We have 80 Sf of emerald pearl that I paid $8K for 2 yrs ago. The fabricators had a state of the art templating system that gauranteed fit within 1/32 of an inch and it was TIGHT. So now the insurance adjuster is saying we can use the same granite. so the fab people say sure, but I have to sign a waiver that says they are not responsible if a) it breaks b) seam not as good as first install c)doesn't fit new cabinets like old ones. Well I'm not signing that. I have replacement insurance and I just want what I had! So I ask ins agent if they will pay for new granite if I'm not satisfied with installation of old and he says the insurance is not responsible for workmanship of my contractors. So I have to be liable if granite doesn't fit?? that's just not right! Now, ins adjuster said if they cannot remove old granite without it breaking, then yes they will pay for new. so I told him the contractor (GC, not fab people) says that if he removes it, it will break (esp in front of sink area where its thinner) so now ins agent is sending their own contractor for a "second opinion" I don't think this contractor is a granite fabricator, so how the H*ll will he know anything about removing/reinstalling granite?? (sigh)
I guess I'll just wait and see what this guy says before I get all worked up. I really don't see how he can proomise it won't break, much less promise me a perfect fit.
Its only week 3 and I'm sick of dealing with insurance.
On another issue, my 3-yr old Samsung washer and dryer had water standing on top and running down front. I thought it was fine, but 4 times now I've had an error code "5r" which means "control problem, call for service." I told agent I was going to list them on my personal loss list, and he said I need to get repairman to look at it and see if its repairable first. What? at my expense? Anybody with any sense knows that if the electronic controls got wet, it corrodes and will either short out or just stop working over time.
thanks for letting me vent!