BS or CC range installation requirements
I haven't yet decided on a CC or BS range, but I was looking at installation requirements and became concerned and confused. I am planning on putting the range in a peninsula. This is a minimal remodel, not new construction. I will be changing the counter tops to granite, but the panel behind the range is formica. There is no wall.
The BS installation manual states:
All ranges require a backguard. Most models
have the option of using: an island trim; 7
inch standard; 17 inch hi-back; 24 inch high
If you are using an island trim, a six inch
clearance between the back of the range and a
combustible surface is required. If an island
trim is to be used without this six inch clearance, the back wall must be non-combustible
and heat resistant material that extends below
the top surface of the range a minimum of six inches.
My question is - Is formica a combustible material? Do I need to change the back panel to granite - a very costly proposition.
The manual also states:
This appliance has been designed to be
installed directly against rear walls and
side base cabinets. It cannot be installed
directly against tall side cabinets, side
walls, tall appliances or base cabinets extending beyond 24 inches [610 mm].
Does this mean I can't put the range in an peninsula?
I haven't yet checked the CC manual, but I assume the same kind of precautions apply. Owners, please tell me if you have installed your ranges
in a place without a back wall. What material is behind your range?