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Metallic tape on bottom of Stove Range Hood


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10-31-17, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Metallic tape on bottom of Stove Range Hood

My other question, we have a strip of metallic tape on the bottom of our stove range hood. Is this normal/correct? I attached a photo with 3 different angles.

Just wanted to make sure while we have new home construction warranty.

Thank you very much in advance!

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10-31-17, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)  
Welcome to the forums.

I separated and enlarged your picture but I can't see enough detail. A larger picture would be helpful. You can post three separate pictures too.


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11-05-17, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Hi Pete,

I hope this okay ... I dropped the images into imgur since there seemed to be a lot of size constraints in the doityourself forums.

https://imgur.com/a/gRqtI

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11-05-17, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)  
There is no reason for the tape. Someone either forgot to remove it, or was trying to hide a gap. Hiding a gap with tape is unacceptable.
Another possibility is the installer gave up on removing protective film or forgot it. Some stainless appliances have film that is very difficult to remove.


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11-05-17, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)  
OMG no! That's not correct at all. Is that OSB visible in the corner? It's Shuretape, but it could be insulating duct tape or just sealing. Is there a number on it right after the name...like AF100 or SF686? It looks like they forgot to tile that or a maybe a piece of SS trim wasn't installed.

Get the site supervisor or contractor out there immediately to correct it.

How long have you lived with it that way? Or did you just move in?


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11-05-17, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)  
I replaced the original pics in your opening post with resized ones from your link.

Nice job with the tape. Shurtape AF-100 UL 181 A-P.
They could have used a tape that was all silver with no writing on it.


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11-05-17, 07:28 PM   #7 (permalink)  
Hi Vic,

The tape is covering wood. We haven't lived with it for long, this is a newly-constructed house and we moved in less than a month ago.

We will get the construction manager back out. Thank you very much for sharing your expertise!

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11-05-17, 07:31 PM   #8 (permalink)  
Hi Brian,

If you look at the 3rd picture, it is covering wood. Not sure how come there is wood there. Is that "hiding a gap" as you mentioned was a possibility?

Pretty sure they didn't forget to remove it, and were covering the wood.

We will get the construction manager back out. Thank you very much for your insight. :-)

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11-05-17, 07:34 PM   #9 (permalink)  
The wood is part of the framing. That's normal.
It should have been covered with a little strip of stainless steel.... not tape.


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11-07-17, 05:41 PM   #10 (permalink)  
Thank you Pete and everyone, we'll get a SS trim from the builder.

 
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