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Old 23-02-2013, 17:34   #1
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Stove Heat Shield/Backsplash and Hood

Finally getting around to moving off the sailboat and onto the Mainship 36.
Until we started cooking, I hadn't really thought about a Heat Shield/Back Splash behind the stove and hood under the cabinet.
There is only about 21" clearance from the stove top to the cabinet above.
Logic dictates that the plywood bulkhead behind the cooking area and an unprotected cabinet bottom above the cooking area should be OK, or the manufacturer would not have done it this way.
Anyway, I will be replacing the electric stovetop with a propane stovetop for whatever that is worth in this question.
In the past, all my liveaboard experience has been on sailboats and I never had a cabinet above the stovetop.
Do any of you have a similar cooking arrangement and how well is that working out?
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Old 24-02-2013, 06:18   #2
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Re: Stove Heat Shield/Backsplash and Hood

Generally, the minimum clearance above a gas range should be about 30" (750mm) to combustibles, or 24" (600mm) to protected non-combustibles, on shore-side installations.
I'd recommend approximating these standards, as nearly as practicable.
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