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Old 10-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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Microwave relocation?

Can I put a microwave on top of thr fridge? I was thinking about cutting a hole in the cabinets over the fridge and sliding a microwave in there. It would have to sit on top of fridge. Would this hurt anything????
Or if anybody has any better ideas of where to put the microwave so it's out of the way, I would love to hear them and/or see pics.
Moving it everytime we want to use stovetop gets old.

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Old 10-19-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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SSWW :

I asked the same question here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ion-45718.html

Apparently a small box to house a microwave can be installed above the range in a Classic 30 & 31, however, Airstream does not do this at the factory due to concern for regulations that govern heights of cabinets above a cook top.

I've been hoping someone would post a picture of such an installation, but so far no one has.

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Old 10-19-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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Can I put a microwave on top of thr fridge? I was thinking about cutting a hole in the cabinets over the fridge and sliding a microwave in there. It would have to sit on top of fridge. Would this hurt anything????
Or if anybody has any better ideas of where to put the microwave so it's out of the way, I would love to hear them and/or see pics.
Moving it everytime we want to use stovetop gets old.

Thanks, Scotty
Scotty,

A prior owner of our Safari installed a small microwave above the refigerator. It is behind a door. You can see a picture of the refigerator and the door here: 79Safari

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Can I put a microwave on top of thr fridge? I was thinking about cutting a hole in the cabinets over the fridge and sliding a microwave in there. It would have to sit on top of fridge. Would this hurt anything???? ....

I'm pretty sure nothing but a really tiny microwave would fit....the exhaust vent curves around on top of the dometic fridge, and there is only a minimal amount of space left. This applies only if your unit still has an absorption refrigerator, if your unit has been converted to a compressor unit, you probably get by with a useable sized microwave unit. If you have an absorption fridge (ammonia cycle), do not cut into the factory installed vent.
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I'm pretty sure nothing but a really tiny microwave would fit....the exhaust vent curves around on top of the dometic fridge, and there is only a minimal amount of space left. This applies only if your unit still has an absorption refrigerator, if your unit has been converted to a compressor unit, you probably get by with a useable sized microwave unit. If you have an absorption fridge (ammonia cycle), do not cut into the factory installed vent.

Yeah, I still have the original fridge and it would have to be a small microwave.
I think I am going to figure out how to put it in the top of the closet beside the fridge.
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