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SOS: new cooktop is too deep and may not fit with new counter-top installation

SOS: new cooktop is too deep and may not fit with new counter-top installation

Old 07-11-13, 11:31 PM
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SOS: new cooktop is too deep and may not fit with new counter-top installation

Can somebody suggest some solutions?

My installers for quartz counter-top is coming next week. I measured that because I've got plywood+concrete+tile currently, the new counter-top height is about 0.5 inch lower than my old counter-top. Then I bought a new cooktop which happens to be about 3 inch deep (below the counter-top surface), or about 0.5 inch deeper than my older cooktop (which is not fully functional). Overall, I lost about 1 inch of clearance due to the new combination. I tried to find a different cooktop, but 2 7/8 inch is basically the thinnest cooktop that I can find.

I measured everything, and I thought I was okay, but I didn't realize that it is a MUST to install the gas regulator, which is about 2 inch high, even if it's installed horizontally, ASSUMING that I can find a 90-degree small curved pipe to reroute to horizontal direction. Even with that, my clearance distance to the built-in oven below is basically zero inch. I couldn't tell whether it could be negative 0.1 inch or not, because the new counter-top is not there yet. If the cooktop cannot be pushed down due to lack of clearance, then it cannot be glued down to the counter-top surface.

What should I do now? I can't go back to my old counter-top, because I removed all the tiles already. If I go back to my old cooktop, I will somehow need to find a way to repair it. If there is no clearance distance, I will be stuck with my old cook-top kind of forever, assuming that there is no more thin gas cooktop.

I thought about cutting thru my kitchen cabinets, so that I can put in a combined oven+gas range. But I cannot tell whether it would be doable without destroying cabinets. Plus that would be kind of a down-grade on the remodeling. Not sure if I should take that route.

Any thoughts?

A desperate guy stuck in between kitchen remodeling.
Old 07-12-13, 02:32 AM
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Welcome to the forums! I may be missing something, but why can't you use gas flex line to make your connections? Maybe you could post a picture of your gas set up and we can offer better advice. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

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