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    Is there a minimum clearance requirement for above a glass cooktop range?

    Had an over the range microwave / vent combo unit with only 14" from cooking surface to the bottom of the unit.

    Also while on the subject, does anyone know what clearance from a cooking surface to the bottom of the cabinets is required?

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    Default Re: Clearance above range for microwave

    SECTION M1504
    INSTALLATION OF MICROWAVE OVENS
    M1504.1 Installation of microwave oven over a cooking


    appliance.
    The installation of a listed and labeled cooking
    appliance or microwave oven over a listed and labeled cooking


    appliance shall conform to the terms of the upper appliance’s
    listing and label and the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

    SPECIAL FUEL-BURNING EQUIPMENT
    SECTION M1901
    RANGES AND OVENS
    M1901.1 Clearances.


    Freestanding or built-in ranges shall
    have a vertical clearance above the cooking top of not less than
    30 inches (762 mm) to unprotected combustible material.
    Reduced clearances are permitted in accordance with the listing
    and labeling of the range hoods or appliances.



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    Default Re: Clearance above range for microwave

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon mackay View Post
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    Is there a minimum clearance requirement for above a glass cooktop range?

    Had an over the range microwave / vent combo unit with only 14" from cooking surface to the bottom of the unit.

    Also while on the subject, does anyone know what clearance from a cooking surface to the bottom of the cabinets is required?
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    This might help. www.inspectionnews.net/home_inspection/h-e-l-p/15401-cook-top-too-close-cabinet-vent.html
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    13 1/4 inches above the Range Top is as low I have seen for a Manufactures Microwave Installation Instruction.
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    Last edited by Billy Stephens; 04-16-2010 at 12:53 PM. Reason: 13 1/4
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