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Old 01-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #61
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That definitely makes sense with cooktops. I am not sure about the range. It's a "free standing range" but then again... that might not matter.

There are plenty of websites that make mention of the 12"/12" or 12"/15" rule, but of course they don't specify cooktop or stove and none of them make any mention of code..........
Code issues aside, having the oven by a traffic flow doorway is not commom sense. I'd center it in the refrigerator bank of base cabinets.
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Code issues aside, having the oven by a traffic flow doorway is not commom sense. I'd center it in the refrigerator bank of base cabinets.
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Would love to do that, but the Heat vent is on that wall. Will have to look into what's required to move the vent I guess...

I still can't find anything in the code ... this thing is harder to read than the electrical one.

Even If I tried something else like centering it to the left of the sink, I juuuuuust have 12" of counter on each side of the range. If you believe what some sites write then the rule has been changed and you need 12" on one and 15" on the other side so that won't work either.
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It might be butcher block, it might be laminate - not sure yet. The concern is that in 2 years it might be granite or corian. I'm worried about a springy floor vs. the solid countertop. We love this area so there is a chance we will stay for a long time.
If you are considering granite or corian in 2 years, you might consider sales now. Lowes has 1/2 off right now on certain colors of corian which brings it pretty close to the laminate price.
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Well, the inspector called me back! I wasn't at work yet, but hey - at least he called me back!

I'm going to bring him the same attachments from this thread and see what he says.

I think I have determined that there is juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust enough room to move the stove 12" to the right (toward the counter) and putting a 12" cabinet on the side of it. If need be, that should satisfy all parties.


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If you are considering granite or corian in 2 years, you might consider sales now. Lowes has 1/2 off right now on certain colors of corian which brings it pretty close to the laminate price.
I found a nice flat black laminate. It will cost $140. If you can find me granite for that price I will gladly buy it, but Lowe's sure ain't the place.
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"I think I have determined that there is juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust enough room to move the stove 12" to the right (toward the counter) and putting a 12" cabinet on the side of it. If need be, that should satisfy all parties."

If you do that, the corner area becomes a dead zone with little or no use.
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Pete, you may want to take another look at the plan I sent.
It shows a cook oriented in the corner with a single oven in a cabinet at the present location.
I feel that this is your best alternative so that you can use the corner for storage and have a
nice counter area close to the cook-top.

Anyway...there it is.

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If you do that, the corner area becomes a dead zone with little or no use.
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I thought the exact same thing until I saw ikea's "Lazy susan meets traintracks"

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Pete, you may want to take another look at the plan I sent.
It shows a cook oriented in the corner with a single oven in a cabinet at the present location.
Just looked at that actually. It's definitely an option, if possible I'd like to keep the current range since it matches the fridge and dishwasher and is pretty new, but definitely an option - thanks.

Guess we'll see what mr. Inspector says.
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I found a nice flat black laminate. It will cost $140. If you can find me granite for that price I will gladly buy it, but Lowe's sure ain't the place.[/quote]Well that's the general idea. Anytime you can find a good deal, go for it.

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