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Old 09-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #16
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I did not forget. Finally got around to taking a pic. I present to you, code fail:

no offense to your mom, but some people deserve to have an electrical problem after doing something silly like that!!!! I would charge extra if I ever had to deal with that, lemme tell ya!!!

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Cut your mom some slack. If you hadn't been waving around those hockey sticks and playing with live wires, she wouldn't have had to wall you up in the basement. She let you out eventually didn't she?
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Cut your mom some slack. If you hadn't been waving around those hockey sticks and playing with live wires, she wouldn't have had to wall you up in the basement. She let you out eventually didn't she?

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:01 PM   #19
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Red,
Here is an option between 'Tear Out' and 'Live With It'

Benefit:
  1. Cabinet stays 100% functional
  2. Panel Access improved >50%
You need:
  1. Mulimaster type oscillating saw
  2. ~5' of 1x2
  3. (4) 1-1/4" screws

Procedure to modify the top shelf:
  1. On the top side draw a line across the width, ~6" from the front
  2. Cut the 1x2 to the same width
  3. Use two screws to fasten the 1x2 across the top
  4. Use the 1x2 as a guide to cut through the shelf with the MM Saw
  5. Cut through the back and sides of the shelf (may encounter screws)

When you have that largest part of the Top Shelf removed in one piece go ahead and remove that temporary 1x2 guide and clean up all the sawdust

Use the rest of the 1x2 to make two ledgers (use the 4 screws) to hold the top shelf in place when it is popped back in place after you reset the breakers.

With most of the top shelf supported only by the two ledgers it will be easy to remove then replace. With a little more work the whole shelf and front cross piece could be removed. I didn't suggest it because it may have been built as two separate pieces which still could still be modified, but require more work.

If I lived any closer I'd come over and do it, looks like fun.

Shame on the original cabinetmaker for not building in Panel Access.
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