36" opening OK for 36" Bluestar range?

Kristen HallockMarch 15, 2013

I am just double checking this since I am purchasing my cabinets today. This is a DIY job so I havent actually bought the range yet.

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That's what we did. Specs say 36" minimum.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:10PM
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Kristen Hallock

Great. Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:41PM
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Well, ......

There are a few pro-style stoves whose true width matches the nominal listing. Most nominally 30" and 36" stoves are actually 30 7/8" and 35 7/8" wide. AJ Madison lists the 36" BS at 35 7/8" wide.

Most carpenters would make the gap 36 1/8" just to allow for bowing and bulges and to ease moving the stove in and out of its space.

If you want to make your cabinets really tight, you need to be really sure the sides of the cut-out are perfectly parallel. When you get ready to set your base cabinets, get a 2x4 to check the spacing. Square up the ends and cut it to exactly 36" long. Holding it flat (put a level on the top of it) pass it through the space. If it binds, you need to skoonch cabinets outward a bit.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:58PM
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