2012-07-23 Small PantryYou may recall in my first page in this series that we planned to remove this old pantry.
It's too small and we hope there's room for a new, larger pantry on the opposite wall.
Replacing this one with a larger one elsewhere will give us room for more cabinets and counters.
Linda began demolishing this wall but had to stop until I could remove the propane range.
can't see it in this photo I took after I cut the line. But the
line was crooked, bent at a 90 degree angle by the installers. It
was so crimped, I wondered that it even worked. After I cut off
the excess (in the photo beow), I used a flaring tool after putting a
new flare fitting on the pipe. I'm told the code doesn't allow
for a compression fitting.
There wasn't a shut-off valve either. So I provided one plus a flex-line which the installers should have provided.
tightening everything up and turning the gas back on, I soaped all the
lines to look for leaks. There weren't any. After bleeding
the lines, the range worked again as expected.
I removed all the studs, we discovered the drywall above will have to
be replaced. Fortunately, my son-in-law is a professional at
that. He told me he will take a look at this for me.
the stud on the left wall. This was formerly doubled. I was
able to remove one of them which gave us an additional 3 1/2 inches of
clearance. And I was able to leave the 3-way switch where it was.
Once the bottom plates were removed I had to find something to fill the gap which left the sub-floor exposed.
found some 5/8" MDF at Lowe's. It was only 24 inches, just the
right size and price. I used a Skil saw to rip enough to bring it
back up to floor level.
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