outdoor kitchen in block

Old 07-30-08, 11:18 AM
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We built an outdoor kitchen out of 4" block. Thinking we measured every appliance correctly. Wrong. My question the small refrig. opening is about 1" to small and we can't agree on how to shave the block down to get the refrig. to fit. We only need to shave about 1/2" on each side of opening. Any suggestions?? Please
Old 07-30-08, 11:38 AM
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Maybe not the Pro way, but I'd use an angle grinder and a masonry disk (probably a lot of them).

Strike a line or mark it with a straight edge somehow. Slowly and carefully cut along the line, deeper with each pass. Hopefully you can access both sides of the block? 'cause the grinder will only cut so deep.

Goggle's, face shield, and dust respirator highly recommended

You may need to put some sort of edge trim up after the fridge is in.
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A picture of what you have to deal with would be a big help.

To minimize the cutting, you could take 1" off only one side unless there are reasons to keep the opening centered at the center of the old opening. Cutting one side of the opening would be much easier if the opening has a return.

Keep in mind that if you used 4" hollow block they have a face shell abd end web thickness of about 1"

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Angle grinder and grinding wheel, 1/2" on either side. About 30 minutes work.

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