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Postby Dickey Beckham » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 12:54PM

I have put out a bid for a small kitchen job. She Loves the drawing thank to ecabinet, But she would like to put the Microwave under the Counter
I will make what ever the customer wants but i do not sure i like the deal. Kids Safty etc. what do you thanks.

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Postby Michael S Murray » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 12:56PM

Dickey, get used to it, it is one of the latest, greatest designer fads. They are now making Microwave drawers....
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Postby Dickey Beckham » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 1:01PM

Thank
I was afraid that someone would say somthing like that.

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Postby Brian Shannon » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 1:40PM

Dickey,


Mike is right. I've done several Microwaves in base cabinets and just finished a job with the Sharp microwave drawer. I wouldn't do it. I have a 3 yr. old grandson that LOVES buttons! With that said, just tell the customer your thoughts and reservations on this and build them what they want. Hope this helps.



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Postby Peter Walsh » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 1:53PM

This one could turn out to be a biggie. Every time I get that queasy feeling about something the customer wants me to do, I insert the following in large type face in the agreement:

Customer indemnifies _________________, its officers and employees from any and all damages or claims resulting from the installation or use of this feature by any person.

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Postby Michael Rice » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 5:30PM

I agree with Peter. Put it in writing. Make sure you have plenty of liability coverage. In 1989, when my son was 2 years old, I was awakened at 5:00am to the sound of the smoke alarm going off. I jumped out of bed and ran into the hall which was filled with smoke. Ran to the kitchen, and found my son sitting on the countertop with smoke pouring out of the microwave. He had put four wood handled butcher knives in the microwave and turned it on. I grabbed the oven and threw it out into the back yard. The wood handles of the knoves had turned to charcoal. I don't know how long it had been on, but I'm sure it wouldn't have been much longer till the house was on fire. I've yet to see a microwave drawer, but it blows my mind to think that they are putting them in base cabinets............. :shock:

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Postby Michael S Murray » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 6:20PM

Wow, Thank God you had the alarms and your family was safe.
It just goes back to what I tell my clients, just because some one makes it, doesnt make it useful, just because some designer can sketch it, doesnt mean it will function.With that said I have done several kitchens with microwaves in the base cabinets and have two that I can remember on the books with the microwave drawers.. I warn people but they just say there kids are old enough and there not worried about it, I guess who cares about grandchildren, or the next family who might own the home..I will never have one in my home...You can lead them to water but you cant make them drink!!
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Postby Brian Shannon » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 7:19PM

Dickey,


Maybe you should print some of these posts to show your client. Michael's story is one good reason NOT to put it in the base. It only takes once Michael was lucky. Cover your a__. Put it in writing.


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Postby Dickey Beckham » Sat, Jan 13 2007, 7:36PM

Brian

you know i may just do that. Thank


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