Under Counter Oven Installation.

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by William J. Burlingame, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. I plan to install an electric wall oven under gas cook top. At the
    same time I am replacing the base cabinets. The installation guide
    says the oven should set on a .75 inch thick platform at a maximum of
    4.5 inches above the floor. The bottom of my old cabinets were 6
    inches above the floor. If I use a 1.5 inch face, that will make the
    toe kick area only 3 inches high. Why would the manufacturer have a
    maximum height above the floor? There will be plenty of room between
    the oven and the cook top to increase that distance some.
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    William J. Burlingame, Nov 17, 2006
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    William J. Burlingame wrote:
    > I plan to install an electric wall oven under gas cook top. At the
    > same time I am replacing the base cabinets. The installation guide
    > says the oven should set on a .75 inch thick platform at a maximum of
    > 4.5 inches above the floor. The bottom of my old cabinets were 6
    > inches above the floor. If I use a 1.5 inch face, that will make the
    > toe kick area only 3 inches high. Why would the manufacturer have a
    > maximum height above the floor? There will be plenty of room between
    > the oven and the cook top to increase that distance some.
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    > bs has been included as part of my e-mail address to reduce the
    > amount of spam mail. Change the 'bs'in my address to 'bellsouth'
    > to send me a message.
    >
    > Bill Burlingame


    could you read the installation instructions again , and or post the
    make and model.

    I have only seen minimum clearance specifications in installs. You
    should also have top and side clearance details .
     
    , Nov 17, 2006
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  3. I posted a copy of the page from the installation guide at:


    http://picasaweb.google.com/wjburl/Kitchen2006/photo#4998490120868986898

    The oven has standoff's on the side to prevent it from being too close
    to the cabinet walls. I have the 30" model.
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    William J. Burlingame, Nov 17, 2006
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  4. "William J. Burlingame" <> wrote in message
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    > Why would the manufacturer have a
    > maximum height above the floor? There will be plenty of room between
    > the oven and the cook top to increase that distance some.


    It certainly seems strange at first glance. Only reason I can think of is
    so have a minimum on top so it does not overheat the countertop. I'd have
    thought they would call out a minimum on top though, rather than a maximum
    on the floor.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Nov 18, 2006
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  5. It seems they would have specified the clearance between the oven and
    the top if that were the case. Cabinet heights vary. Many people are
    building cabinets a little taller than they used to. I also assume
    that the counter top material would have a bearing on the amount of
    heat that could be tolerated.

    Since the original post, I've looked at the manuals for other brands.
    Most don't specify the distance from the floor, they just state the
    opening size and the side clearance. I've not as yet found another
    with similar specs, except for Frigidaire who must have built the
    Kenmore unit for Sears. They both use the same manual.

    Here is a manual for a GE oven:

    http://products.geappliances.com/Pr...UMENT=Installation Instructions&SKU=JTP25SHSS
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    William J. Burlingame, Nov 18, 2006
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