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Offline SRSemenza

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Gas cook top install question
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:36 PM »
So I will be putting a gas cook top into a countertop. Customer does not have the sealing strip with the unit, and the place purchased from is out of business. Looked up the part see link.  $45.00 ?! Is this really something special or is it  a type of weather stripping?


http://www.repairclinic.com/Frigidaire-Range-Stove-Oven-Adhesive-Parts


Seth

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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 09:01 PM »
Seth. It doesn't look anything more than a weather strip you can get just about any where. I am guessing it goes on the bottom or side edge before it gets inserted into an opening, more or less as a way to keep it tightly in place

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 09:36 PM »
Judging by the photo that's just a strip of 1/8" x 3/8" open celled polyurethane foam.

At that position on the cooktop I doubt it needs to be heat resistant.

The problem you may have in finding a reasonably priced substitute is to get a strip
of sufficiently low density foam so that it doesn't lift the trim from the counter.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 09:44 PM »
I've done may cooktops. It's just a plan old everyday piece of self adhesive foam weather strip.

Tom

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 11:51 PM »
When I did our kitchen the gas unit had a strip of silicon rubber that was described as heat proof. The instructions also recommended using some reflective aluminium tape on the inside of the opening. The tape was quite expensive as I only needed less than 2 m but it came on a big roll.

I am surprised that this is not covered by one of your building codes.

This is the only picture I have of the installation.

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 12:38 AM »
Well for about $12 I could buy pretty much every type of weather stripping and see which works best.

The reflective heat tape (true duct tape , yes?) Anyone in the USA know if that is needed?  Install instructions do not mention it.


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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Gas cook top install question
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 08:57 AM »
Not required. Could be the way the tops are built for each market.

Tom