Gas Range Side Wall Clearance

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Old 02-23-13, 07:24 PM
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Gas Range Side Wall Clearance

I am remodeling my kitchen and replacing all of my appliances. I have purchased (and received) a new 30" gas range to replace my old electric. The installation manual says that I need a min. 5" side wall clearance to a combustable material from the sides of my oven. Currently I only have a 30 1/2" opening, which I can make 36" without having to redo all my cabinets. Is there a way around the min. clearance? The manual says a "combustable material", so could you use a different material for the walls like metal, ac duct board, or other non-combustable material?
 
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Old 02-24-13, 01:13 AM
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I believe that figure refers to clearances above the burners. Most ranges can be slid in right next to a cabinet.

Can you leave a make and model number.....It can be checked out.
 
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KitchenAid 30" Slide-In Gas Range KGSS907SSS03. Thanks
 
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Old 02-24-13, 07:17 AM
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I take it that they require a minimum of 5" if you plan on placing an appliance garage near the range or have it butt up against a refrigerator side wall. Or any cabinet that sits on the countertop adjacent to the range.
 
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Old 02-24-13, 11:05 PM
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Zero clearance ranges they are not.

They do require 5" from a combustible surface. That requires a major modification to the cabinets.

I checked with an installer I know and he said that the unit does run hot and needs the air on the sides. He wouldn't comment on using a non flammable substance and less free air.
 
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