Microhood Problem

Old 11-27-05, 08:20 PM
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Microhood Problem

Hopefully someone can help me. My wife and I just purchased our first home and the one thing I promised her is that she could have all the kitchen appliances she was looking for. The first step was to replace the Built-in Microwave/Oven combo with a double wall oven... That was no problem. The next step was to install an over the range microwave above the stove. I thought this would be easy, but I was wrong... The opening in the cabinets is 29 incheswide, but the microwaves are all 29 7/8 inch wide....

What to do? Can I just cut about .5 inch from both sides or will this ruin the structural integrity of the cabinets?

Old 11-29-05, 12:01 AM
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You may have to remove the cabinet altogether, and install the microwave in it's place. That's what it sounds like, at least - hard to tell without seeing it. If the opening in the cabinet is 29" wide, the cabinet itself is probably 30 1/2, because of 3/4" wide cabinet walls on either side, making the opening 29".

The microwave may fit into the space where the cabinet was if that's the case, with a little space on either side - which isn't a bad thing.

I'm going to move this thread into the kitchens forum as well as this one. Maybe some of the experts there can give some advice.
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If you are talking about the "overhang" of the faceplate, you should be able to cut it.
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Over-the-range microwave cabinets are installed beneath the cabinet over the stove. The installation requires a 30" x 12" cabinet.

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