Arched Wall Facade Special Details
Note that the studs maintain 1" clearance from the oven. If these are metal studs they may touch the oven, however, THEN the 1" clearance to combustible construction must be maintained from the surface of the finished wall (in other words, no stacking napkins or wood next to the oven facade). If there is an air space between the metal stud, and a minimum of 1" to the wallboard, you will be able to stack combustibles next to the facade.
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When the facade is complete, the service panel must remain removable. "A" represents the unobstructed path of the panel for removal. "B" represents the width necessary to keep that path clear. "C" represents the extra space necessary to accommodate any tile work, etc, that will be placed on top of the wall frame. "C" is important as many installers leave enough clearance to remove the panel when the wall is bare, but not enough for when it is finished.
A facade will make for a functional installation as long as the following conditions are met: 1.) Service can be performed from the FRONT of the oven by opening doors or panels to reveal the removable service panel; 2.) There is sufficient airflow from the front-of-the-house; 3.) The radiant control knob is accessible, see Radiant Knob Detail below.
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This area must be free of obstructions to allow proper airflow. The burners in the gas oven will not operate without sufficient combustion air. To avoid common installation mistakes that effect airflow, please read through the Dos and Don'ts of Oven Venting.
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The control knob for the radiant flame inside the oven should always be accessible. An extension kit is available from the factory if you choose to bring the service panel out to be flush with your facade wall.
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