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Old 03-18-2015, 05:00 PM   #121
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anyone open up the area above the fridge? we have a 27 HFS but they are all pretty similar, I am thinking there is some usable area in front of the vents. I'd like to open that up for bread, rolls, paper towels and such and just put a net over the front to keep the stuff in place while traveling.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:09 PM   #122
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anyone open up the area above the fridge? we have a 27 HFS but they are all pretty similar, I am thinking there is some usable area in front of the vents. I'd like to open that up for bread, rolls, paper towels and such and just put a net over the front to keep the stuff in place while traveling.
I think you could IF you move the front panel back and put a bottom in it BUT, you have to maintain the area that vents the frig either out the back or thru the roof.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #123
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What type of stain did you use it looks like it matches well?


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Old 03-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #124
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I found that on light wood, such as a clear pine or birch, Miniwax English Chestnut (233) is vert close and by adding dark walnut (2716) AFTER the Chestnut you can push it more towards brown. I am still using some old cherry, so that didn't match all that well. I tried the dark walnut only to the cherry and it came out OK. These are oil base stains. I topped it with 2 coats of satin clear.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:33 AM   #125
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Looks pretty close from the picture to me.
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Thanks E, Chestnut is 233, but the other is Special Walnut 224.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:55 PM   #127
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RVB, I've eyed it once or twice but at this stage I don't need the storage space. Let us know if you cut into it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:12 PM   #128
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RVB, I've eyed it once or twice but at this stage I don't need the storage space. Let us know if you cut into it.
Will do, Wolf.
And wish you lived up here, I'd pay you to mod out our cabinets, add the silverware drawer, and maybe a couple other things. my carpentry skills are pretty much non-existant.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #129
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Added the Fabulous Operating Products SAM-1 range hood upgrade. It is everything they say and more. On low speed (3 speed) it draws more air to the outside than the old hood and you can barely hear it. The LED light is a major improvement, as well. It is made in the USA by a small company. I saw it in Trailer Life. I'm going to post it to a generic forum, in case others are interested.

If installed on a Ventline hood, it is easy and the instructions are for this brand. However, on the Heng it isn't easy; some metal work involved. For the faint of heart, it might be better to buy the Ventline then upgrade.

One issue I had that had nothing to do with the product was that FR cut the hole in the wall too big by over and inch, making the new improved screened outside vent (comes in black or white) to be installed without bottom screws.
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WW and Dave nice Mods. WW when you put your outlet in under pantry did you tap in to the main power coming in right there and put a seperate breaker in. Just curious how you wired it, because I was thinking about doing same thing.

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