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Old 02-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Removal of wall oven

We are assisting a friend with some repairs and renovations to a 1972 Ambassador.
Could someone please give us step by step instructions on how to remove the wall oven.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Are you repairing the oven or replacing it?
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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The current plan is for permanent removal.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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In our 74 Ambassador, it was a matter of removing trim pieces, disconnecting electric wiring and gas connections, and then sliding the oven out. The oven is heavy.

The biggest challenge may be how you address finishing out the hole and empty "box" that removing the oven will leave.

We don't regret removing ours. I did like the option of having a non-electric oven however, ours had issues with fumes and not heating efficiently.

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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We're thinking of doing that to our '74 Sov, but the idea is to create a good space that is convenient to have for the microwave. We love the gas oven (cookies on a cold day? Yum!), but truth be told, we almost never use it.

But in our TT, there is no other convenient spot without radical cabinet surgery.

Key safety issue will be to properly cap off the LP gas feed so there's no possibility of a leak.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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We have various ideas for dealing with the hole once the oven has been removed. e.g: re-panel the wall and install a mirror, install shelves, create a spice rack, enclosure for small microwave oven, shelf for flat panel television. etc.
Our major concern right now is taking the correct steps to remove the wall oven.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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Shut the gas off, disconnect the 12v power via fuse or battery conncection, and just start taking things apart. I took mine out of a '72 with no particular instructions, and can't remember the exact process to tell you. But you'll figure it out. Then be sure to cap off the gas line, and don't completely bury it, so that you can test it for leaks afterwards, and for possible re-use some other time. That gas line may have it's own shut-off valve underneath the belly pan, take a look.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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I just purchased a 67 Overlander and the oven sitting loose in the space. It is turquoise in color so I am assuming it is original. My question is: is this oven, if working, worthwhile to reinstall or would I be better buying an upgrade?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:46 AM   #9
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Look at it this way: would you even consider using a 46-year-old oven in your home?

Of course, people do restore antique appliances, but it's not any kind of a "fun, weekend project".

For those people, keep it and list it for sale here on our Classifieds. Then for yourself, think about how much use you would have for an oven, while contemplating how nice a spot that would be with a convection microwave in it.
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After you remove the oven, would you be willing to sell the handle from the door. We have been looking for one for a while. Let me know and good luck on your project.

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Aage good advice on using a 46 year old oven. Still winter here Tharon. When I get around to pulling the oven I will contact you. Will be in May sometime.
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