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No gas fitter here. I am doing it all with a friend so there is no permit required.
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Can't help with the satin but you have picked a good quality range.
This was a lucky find on craigslist for less than 1/2 price. It is a 2007 model in great shape. Some people just have to have the latest and greatest so I was able to get a good deal. I am sure we will enjoy it immensely.
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You're lucky! Up here you can't do your own gas fitting. The licensed gas fitter has to hang a little tag on the installation identifying who did the installation.
Gas and Electrical are done by a Provincial Inspector, not the local Bldg. Inspection Dept.

You can however do your own electrical, up to 100A...with a permit and the above mentioned inspection.
I have to say, on the electrical work I've done the Inspectors have bent over backwards to be helpful, and once they see that you're doing a 'professional' job, they're pretty mellow.

Remember this from last year?
Firefighter Dies In New York City House Blast After Report Of Gas Leak
With skyrocketing electrical rates, I think there's going to be a lot of guys doing their own gas installations...swapping out HW tanks, dryers, ranges.
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That range is classed as domestic which has different standards than commercial ranges. If my father were alive, he could quote the AGA and UL standards for gas and electric appliances as he was an engineer dealing with commercial and domestic appliances for over 35 years. Check with the dealer for spec's. We replaced our electric range with a gas range- same location and no modification to the cabinets. And my son did the rerouting of the gas line. He is an ME with an extensive background in appliances. I would trust him more than a plumber.
I sold restaurant equipment and supplies for five years. The builder would put in a domestic range, get the inspection, then install the commercial range. After inspection, anything goes. Same with toilets- put in one of the new low-flush toilets, get it inspected, then put on one of the old types. Every notice how long the old toilets last at the curb? People pick them up and replace the new types. My BIL says they leave skid marks.
Found out how to open links! Now I can read Harry's links! Hooray! The last line of the first part is the clincher. The ranges, Wolfe, et al., are not described as commercial or domestic. That would raise the question to me. Commercial gas and electric appliances have a higher BTU or wattage rating than domestic appliances. That is the difference in the standards. Go online and compare the BTU output of a domestic gas range and compare it to the commercial range. You will find there is a big difference.
Edit- The allowable dimensions are for the overhead dimensions. Go back to my previous statements on ratings. BTW, an exhaust hood is to remove heat from the cooking area. Most domestic hoods just circulate the hot air back into the kitchen.

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I made progress until the hurricane started. Now I am just waiting for it to pass.

Dan I took out more cabinets so I have my 30 inches on both sides.
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I think most of the structure work done. The trim boards are all cut. I have one drawer front and a pocket drawer next to the range to go. There are a few drawer slides left to install also. The rest is finish work. I am refinishing the trim boards in the shop. I decided to use BLO and beeswax as it will match fairly well I think. At least my workbench matches well.

I need to skim the wall with mud. I hate doing mud as I am not very good at it. I am going to try using the magic trowel method I saw on the internet.

I decided to add new hinges to the range. They are on order.
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The last of the construction is done. We made a pocket drawer by the stove to hold cutting boards. The drawer bottom has 2 dove tail wood slides which seems to handle the weight of the large cutting boards. It has a dowel at the back which catches on the maple cabinet side for a stop.

It is all finishing work now. And of course it is raining so the humidity is too high for finish work.

I figured out the BLO and beeswax is not going to work on the doors. The doors are 50 year old wood which is very dry and they soak up too much oil and turn amber in color. I need honey color. I chemically stripped a couple of doors and the old wood has a honey color. I think I have figured out I can use wipe on oil poly as I need a surface finish. The rain is holding me up right now.
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I am busy refinishing the lower cabinet doors and drawers with poly. I figured out through trial and error, poly high gloss cut with mineral spirits using 4 coats works well to match everything. I use a ratio of 8 ounces poly and 2 ounces mineral spirits wiping it on with old tee shirts folded up in small pads. The finish is very smooth with no high spots or drips. I strip the doors with a chemical stripper maybe 2 times, and then a light sanding with 220 disc. I use steel wool #0000 lightly before the last coat. I will post pictures once done.

The other interesting thing I figured out was to use my Jet air filter which is very close to my workbench to keep the poly clean. I tried to finish outside on saw horses but I kept getting bugs and what not's in the finish outside. Applying the finish in my shop with the Jet air filter running seems to keep the poly clean. And of course not sanding the day I am applying finish.

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My kitchen is all finished after 3 months work. Here are the pictures.
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