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Removing old GE, replacing with glass top
Brand: GE Age: More than 10 years
I'm looking for help in my kitchen. Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I've had such great help here over the years.
I currently have an old, mostly unworking 1950's pink drop in range. It has more parts broken than worth fixing for my needs. Plus it's pink and it's just time to go, charm has worn off. Heats uneven, uses tons of energy, the list is huge. Plus, it's 27 inches wide and the size is long outdated. I'm not into retro, so it can go.
So, since the oven just recently died, at the time of year I'm quite broke (we don't have kids, and I pay other peoples tax returns instead of getting one)... I decided a "new to me" used stove was a good idea.
I have to widen the opening where the stove will sit. For now, that basically involves removing a set of cabinet drawers until I can afford to rework the area better.
Then I'm going to have to figure out how to remove the old thing. It has wall mounted controls and I'm told it will be wired directly into the power supply instead of having a plug.
Next, most important, I need help installing a new outlet that will work with my new stove.
Most of this I can handle. I've done some electrical work and I understand the basics. But the biggest on my own projects I've done are rewiring switches and replacing fixtures.
I however don't have a clue how to approach a big ol' range outlet. Or how to do it if there isn't a box already there?
I don't think it will be hard to remove one of my old cupboards and a little bit of counter. Nor do I think it will be hard to remove the "body" of my stove. I'm concerned about removing the control panel mounted in wall.
While I'm not keeping it, I may try to list the pink oven on craigslist and I want to reduce the damage I do to it to keep any of it retail value.
Any tips if you have removed an old built in oven? Any tips or links to what I should expect when rewiring and installing the new power recepticle?
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