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Old 02-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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I have a kitchen that's 45 years old. The wall oven was not repairable so I took it out and made shelves. I have stand alone oven coming in a few days and Im making a place for it.

My first step was to remove the built in cabinets.
I removed the built-in below the cook top (that is going to go too) and I found a water pipe that leads to no where - it was hidden under the cabinet floor. I touched to tip of it and it was wet. Below it the wood is britttle. It looks like it has been damaged. The boards run under the floor that a previous owner installed (on top of 2 layers of linolium). When I have the money, I'll rip it all out and start from scratch with the floor. But for now can I just cut the damaged section out and nail in new plywood so my oven has a firm place to stand?

Also, Im going to move that gas line and the electrical out of the way.

Thanks for any thoughts - Im having a blast doing this.
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Simply cut that out with a Saws All--Multi tool or whatever you have---Be very careful to make a skim cut (shallow) so that you don't accidentally hit something under the sub floor.

Most likely you will need some 2x4 blocking nailed to the joists to support the new plywood--

When the time comes to gut the kitchen the patch can be corrected nicely---now you just need to get that spongy old wood out--and add a patch--Mike---

Tip---inserting a saws all blade upside down allows you to make a shallow cut more easily

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I use a Toe Kick saw and an Ossilating saw when I get stuck having to do this job.
Pay attention to MIkes suggestion to add blocking. You can not just have the edges hanging in the air.
I use ceramic coated screws and use Advantec subflooring for this.
Make 100% sure that line is a water line not a gas line before messing with it.
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