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It actually came together about two weeks ago finally. Just waiting on a back ordered cooktop since the first one we ordered was a piece of crap and we didn't want it.

The fully hard wired dimable under cabinet lighting on both sides is a nice feature.

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Here's some of my work on the microwave vent tunnel and under cabinet ductwork.

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I replaced a range hood last year. Ordered online and the first one they sent I had to finish assembling before mounting it. Seemed funny, then after install it simply did not work.

Called them, they said they would come get it, then they said I had to pack it up and ship with all original materials. Unh unh.

They sent Fed Ex by a day or two later to get it. Replacement worked fine but I had to do the work twice.

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Looks good.

Now, next time, listen to people and don't be trying to save a board here and there..........[:-dev3]

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I surely would have saved time by gutting the whole thing thats for sure.

I was sore from holding all the odd positions while working around things and under installed cabinets.

I guess the next major project would be a bathroom but I need some time to drag myself back into reality first.

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If you plan on installing under cabinet lighting I'll suggest you take a look at American Lighting fixtures. They're well built and work great. I have various sizes on both sides of the kitchen. I've got my set controlled by a single dimmer. Also, each fixture has its own three position rocker switch so any number can be isolated from the group if you want.

http://www.amazon.com/American-Lighting ... 64&sr=8-11

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Looks good. But I'd recommend another step that won't take long. Having used them on rental property very recently, I recognize those post-formed countertops! As are all tops built on a particle board substrate, they are easily damaged with moisture contact. I strongly recommend adding a bead of appropriate caulking at the bottom edge where the tops meet the face frame. At least do it in front of the sink -- water clings to the bottom edge and will eventually get back there.

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Another place the laminate tops get damaged is the area above the dishwasher. The hot steam that rises out causes the particle board to swell up.

Does anyone have ideas how to prevent that from happening?

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Another place the laminate tops get damaged is the area above the dishwasher. The hot steam that rises out causes the particle board to swell up.

Does anyone have ideas how to prevent that from happening?

Just coat it with any cheap finish. Shellac, varnish, polyurethane - even krylon spray paint.

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