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Old 07-14-2014, 10:46 PM   #1
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Gas cooktop flush with countertop


While installing new kitchen cabinets, I noticed my floor slopes quite a lot. I ended up with 2" shims under the lowest side. Because of this, if I don't shim the stove, the top of the burner grills will be just about flush with the top of the granite countertop, or maybe 1/4" lower. Is this dangerous? I think the granite should be okay, but I'm concerned about the plywood sub-counter and the side of the cabinet itself (MDF).

I could of course shim the stove higher, but it would reduce the already small gap to the vent hood, plus I like the idea of sliding pots easily between the burner and counter.

Granite isn't installed yet, but this image shows the plywood.

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#1 If the floor was that far off it should have been dealt with first before any other work was done.
There is no heat hot enough on a stove on the outside to cause a safety issue.

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#1 If the floor was that far off it should have been dealt with first before any other work was done.
There is no heat hot enough on a stove on the outside to cause a safety issue, it's going to look like poop if it's not lifted some how.
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#1 If the floor was that far off it should have been dealt with first before any other work was done.
There is no heat hot enough on a stove on the outside to cause a safety issue, it's just going to look like poop if it's not lifted some how.
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#1 If the floor was that far off it should have been dealt with first before any other work was done.
There is no heat hot enough on a stove on the outside to cause a safety issue.
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