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Backing material under ceramic tile for kitchen backsplash between cabinets

Backing material under ceramic tile for kitchen backsplash between cabinets

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Old 08-01-03, 07:56 PM
Larry Miller
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Question Backing material under ceramic tile for kitchen backsplash between cabinets

I have just completely gutted my kitchen. I have removed all kitchen cabinets, sheetrock and insulation. Am in the process of rewiring the kitchen walls for the new installation of the cabinets and new electric range. I plan on reinsulating the walls and placing ac plywood on all the kitchen walls to ensure proper installation of base and wall cabinets. I am told that I can spackle the seams of the ac plywood like you would do for sheetrock. Is this so?? Also I plan on installing ceramic tiles between the upper wall cabinets and base cabinets. Will the ceramic tiles adhere to the ac plywood ok or should I consider using maybe cement wall board between the upper and lower cabinets??? If ok to use plywood for ceramic tiles, is there a better mastic or glue to use for this project.

Also I plan on putting a microwave oven over the top of the electric stove. Should I put an outlet in the cabinet over the top of the microwave or does the outlet go under cabinet in the wall just behind the microwave. If I put it in cabinet over microwave, do I use bx cable thru wall to inside of cabinet.?? Your help in these matters would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 08-02-03, 05:09 PM
floorman
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if at all possible you n3eed to put green board or something other than plywood to stick the tile to,also the microwaves that i see under the cabinets are hardwired and no outlets, but i'll put this in the elctrical section so john or someone can answer this better than i can
 
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Old 08-03-03, 04:03 PM
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In my past experience the recept went into the cabinet above the micro and a hole was cut into the bottom of the cabinet for the cord and plug. If the micro that you buy does not come with a cord one can be purchased and installed it should be rated for the appliance it serves
 
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Old 08-04-03, 08:22 AM
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I have never seen a direct wire undercabinet microwave. The recep is placed in a cabinet above since no model I have encountered has enough clearance behind the unit for a recep unless the cabinets are more than 12 inches deep. Make sure the microwave has its own 20 amp circuit. The startup surge is rather hefty.
 
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