range insulation/clearance to cabinets

Old 08-29-02, 02:07 PM
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range insulation/clearance to cabinets

Does anyone know how much heat a gas range gives off, to the sides, behind and under? Is about a 1" air gap enough between the metal sides of the stove and the cabinet sides (oak veneer over particle board type stuff). How about behind the stove... as long as there's a little space between the wallboard and stove am I ok? Finally, my kitchen is on a slab and I'm planning on laying 1/2" plywood subfloor to bring the stove level with my kitchen floor... is this OK, or should I use some sort of heat resistant masonite board or something?

Old 08-29-02, 06:24 PM
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Hello: bam8x6x

Since I specialize in gas appliance service and repairs, I can not state exactly what the your cities code requirements are or manufacturers recomendations are.

I would suggest you contact the manufacturer and your cities building and safety departments.

Read the manufacturers instructional or owners manual & online web sites for product installation information. You may also want to contact the local companies that install these appliances for additional information.

Retail parts dealers can also provide some help. Bring the make, model and serial numbers and stop in at the store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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