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Janice Bonneau, Dawson, Alabama
Making Oven Space Useful
1995 Ford F-350
2002 Lance 1061
I never use the oven except to store paper plates, napkins and maybe a roll of paper towels. I decided it is a waste of space and it had to go.
After the propane was off, the stove/oven was removed and disassembled. I labeled the sides to help in the reassembling.
The propane tubes that serviced the oven had a compression plug installed to prevent the possibility of propane leakage. The stove top and the outer oven shell were reassembled and returned to their original position. After turning the propane on, I used a soapy water solution to check the propane connections for leaks.
We had saved the dish racks from an old dishwasher and I used a bolt cutter to make the rack fit the oven shell. I put the rack together with hose clamps.
The door was made from the side of an old entertainment center. The pull is original to the oven, and the stick-on magnets and ribbon were bought at a craft store. The magnets hold the door closed while traveling.
I have a place to store towels. I love it.
1. The stick-on magnets and ribbon were bought at Walmart for under $4.
2. Three stainless steel screw hose clamps were about $1.25 each at Lowes.
3. The 12-inch strap hinge was about $12 at Lowes.
All other materials were salvaged from items we had.
It took me about eight hours to complete this modification and cost me under $25. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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