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Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by jonbey, 30 Jul 2020.

  1. jonbey

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    Hopefully not a disaster ...

    Orders a made to measure glass splashback for my cooker, which has already been cut.
    I measured from the kitchen worktop ... but cooker is shorter by 1.5cm. So I am going to have to had a 1.5cm gap between splash back and cooker hood. Not huge, but just above eye level so will be obvious.

    What is the best way to resolve this, other than buying another splashback (this one cost £240, supposed to be a perfect fit!).

    Wife says just leave it, not a problem. Hood is black metal - was thinking I could get a metal strip of some sort to run along the top. Any suggestions please?

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    can you raise the cooker - safely by 1.5cm , i assume you are getting a new free standing cooker, the one i had in last house gas cooker i raised so it was just above the worktop and able to slide saucepans etc off onto heat resistant plate, so didnt have to lift heavy pans up and over the gap
     
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    hang on!
    I lie!

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    Weird how things turn out. Glass company contacted me to apologise, they accidentally cut the glad too long... 87cm, which is the height needed.

    Just glued it on, among with a tile strip at the bottom which the cooker can hopefully rest on - it gives a tiny bit of protection from cooker too.

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    My cooker the builder cut the worktop to fit, and used a black aluminium moulding to finish it off, but at front where it needed to curve slightly filling it the black is missing, lucky my car is black and touch up paint worked fine.
     
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    theres a man with a shiny head stuck behind it:LOL:
     
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    not wanting to be a killjoy, isn’t there supposed to be a 5mm gap all around for expansion?
     
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    Hopefully it'll be OK!

    Cooker finally installed. Been a long time coming.

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    Hope it's toughened glass! Seen many a cracked splash back caused by a kettle
     
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    Yeah, it should be a proper glass splashback
     
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