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    Re: Installing cabinets

    I agree with Chris re: shoe moulding. To each his own but I think they look bad, trap dirt and water. I've done them both ways, but like the cleaner look.

    I think it bears repeating that using levelling feet as opposed to a made up base saves a boat load of time. Toe kick installation is literally a "snap" adjust height to what ever you want. Run the flooring up to 1/2" or so of the feet & the toe kick board is secured to the legs over top of flooring.

    I don't see the need to run flooring under cabs, but I do think flooring should be run under ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators. Leaving the flooring till last avoids any danger of damaging the flooring.

    Bottom line do what the GC is asking. Fastest way to alienate a tradesman is tell them how to do their job.

    But I think you already know that.
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    Re: Installing cabinets

    I don't see the need to run flooring under cabs, but I do think flooring should be run under ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators. Leaving the flooring till last avoids any danger of damaging the flooring.

    Bottom line do what the GC is asking. Fastest way to alienate a tradesman is tell them how to do their job.

    Not for me. Indecision and redos gets the first position. Telling me exactly what you want makes my job easier .. then stand back.

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    Re: Installing cabinets

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    Not for me. Indecision and redos gets the first position. Telling me exactly what you want makes my job easier .. then stand back.
    I'm referring to micromanaging an installation process.

    Maybe ok for you, but not for me!!

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    Re: Installing cabinets

    We re-did our kitchen a year ago and went from tile to hardwood. The previous owners had put the cabinets directly on the subfloor and then tiled. I swapped the dishwasher before we started the remodel and had to use two floor jacks to raise the counter up just enough to slide the dishwasher in as it was ever so slightly larger than the old one. When we remodeled we ran the hardwood everywhere, put in the cabinets, and then finished the hardwoods so that any scratches etc. that happened during the install were not an issue. Your case is different not needing the flooring finished but I have to agree with the other posters that flooring everywhere saves a lot of potential headaches in the future.

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    The previous home I built had hardwood floors. The flooring company wanted floating, would not issue a warranty if the cabinets were on the floor. We also did a sealed crawl with a dehumidifier. After 8 years until I sold that floor still looked like the first day after it was put in.

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    Re: Installing cabinets

    Don't think I will be doing this again, too much hard repetitive work with a deadline. Six weeks so far.

    But here we go, the install is coming along. I used a lazer level and levelled within 1/64" One wall out 3/4" and along the floor around 1/2". The new lazers are amazing, I got the accuracy to the point where floor deflection depending where one stands in the room makes further leveling efforts not worth while. The lazer also marks the studs, and recepticle outlets, no need to measure and mark from the back.



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    Good progress Willem. And nice looking cabinets too.
    I'll gladly tell you how I do something. Just please don't confuse that with the right way to do it, and almost certainly not the only way.


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    Re: Installing cabinets

    Looks great! It's always good to try everything once. Gives you the experience to have someone else do it
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    Re: Installing cabinets

    Really great

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    Re: Installing cabinets

    Looks good! I installed our new kitchen last year but I had no deadline. I used my Bosch laser level too. They are definitely handy tools.

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    Re: Installing cabinets

    Looks beautiful.

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    Re: Installing cabinets

    That's nice days work on the install. Some good looking cabinets.
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