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    I know it's wrong but I can't find a code referance for an electric cooktop within 4-6 inches of combustibles. besides being in the closet.

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    I think you would have to go with manufacturer requirements for the particular appliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post

    I know it's wrong but I can't find a code referance for an electric cooktop within 4-6 inches of combustibles. besides being in the closet.
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    Try This. ( page 3 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    I know it's wrong but I can't find a code referance for an electric cooktop within 4-6 inches of combustibles. besides being in the closet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
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    Damb, now I owe you 2. 4" just seems wrong to me but I guess we're in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Damb, now I owe you 2. 4" just seems wrong to me but I guess we're in.
    Wayne,

    SOME require more than 4", unless Billy posted the correct installation instructions for *that one* - *that one* "may" require more than 4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Wayne,

    SOME require more than 4", unless Billy posted the correct installation instructions for *that one* - *that one* "may" require more than 4".
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    Posted attachment was not Model Specific.

    That said 30 Inch free standing ranges installation instructions are very similar.

    Jim Luttral's answer is Correct.
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    My recommendation doesn't change if it's 3.9" vs. 4.1" - Or if the manf. says 4.5" and it's 4.6" - If it's close I mention it and recommend proper clearance or fire protection be provided. That way the client is informed and you've covered your butt... those are your main objectives... not measuring with a micrometer and determing if it falls within some preset specification.


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    Agreed Matt, But as you know, Someone is ALWAYS going to ask for the #


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    Matt,

    Without getting into numbers, sometimes it is just EASIER (not necessarily "better" though) to explain it to you client as 'There is not even enough room to set a SMALL pot on the countertop next to the stove, that sure is INCONVENIENT and could lead to spills of hot food and liquid, which could cause 2nd and 3rd degree burns.'

    However, if you want your client to have the backup to "get it corrected" or "get money instead of" having it corrected - that is where the numbers come into play.

    There are situations where BOTH aspects play out to your clients advantage, so there is nothing wrong with doing BOTH.

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    Turn that baby on for about 20 min. With no pan on top you will cook the wall next to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post

    Without getting into numbers
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    This Installation's Number is 0.
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    Looks like you missed the loose tiles.


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    that's the fireproofing guy said he got em right off the nose of the space shuttle.
    The one in the woods behind Billy's house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post

    The one in the woods behind Billy's house.
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    Tell Him " He Best Be Sending Them Back."
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    What liafgiejrgij?

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    Wayne,

    The wood trim of the framed opening is less than 4" from the side of the range, you may want to point that out. I would include the picture of the manufactures installation instructions showing the clear area requirements.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector 3500 View Post

    Wayne,

    The wood trim of the framed opening is less than 4" from the side of the range, you may want to point that out.
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    I would include the picture of the manufactures installation instructions showing the clear area requirements
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    Supposed the combustibles were gas or oil? would that make a difference?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Cook View Post
    Supposed the combustibles were gas or oil? would that make a difference?

    In what way?

    You mean gasoline stored in the kitchen on the counter? That would be a Darwin Award winner for sure, skip right over Candidacy status.

    Cooking oil? Is that any different than *heating it* on the stove top?

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    OK OKOKOKOKOK I already burned the house down and the only thing left was a stove standing in an empty lot .
    And a pot of possum stew on top,
    Thanks Billy!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post

    And a pot of possum stew on top,
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    Thanks Billy!!!
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    Send That Back Along with Them Tiles.
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