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A job I am working on has a "built in" sub zero fridge. They are supposed to be the latest and greatest from Sub zero, but in my mind they are straight out of the late nineties. Anyway, this particular fridge needs a spacer and separate panel(1/4" panel that slides into a groove, totally not seen)besides the "show" panel that goes on the front of the fridge and matches the kitchen. My question is is in the manufacturers responsibility to provide the spacer and 1/4" panel that holds the show panel on? It looks like a lot of dinking around as different panels have different setbacks from the edge. Just wondering if this is something I'm learning the hard way or pass it along? Thanks
That's not the true built in model from sub zero . The true intergrated frig uses 1" thick panels just like the doors and drawer fronts. It's a great system they have , easily adjustable.
I am very framiliar with the intergrated models. I like them very much. It was a surprise to me to see this new model. These new models have much wider gaps around panels as well. And their not any cheaper than an intergrated model. But back to my question, am I responsible for the attaching panels?
Every time a subzero has wood panels I end up going thru a circus to make sure the main " show" panel is X size, the sub panel is Y size and the spacer panel is Q size. I always supply all of it since no matter who installs the appliance the wood part are our responsibility. We don't end up doing a lot of these since 95% of appliances in our projects are stainless or black.
I did delivered couple kitchens that had the same appliance unit without the 1/4'' on the back of the panels, and guess what?? couple days later i got the call saying: "What about the 1/4'' on the back of the Ref. panels??". So to avoid the aggravation, we decide to attach the 1/4'' prior to pack the panels. I'm doing a kitchen right now that the designer order the Ref. with the Panel installation kit, that eliminated the needed of the 1/4'' on the back, thank God someone is thinking about us a little!!!!
We have done several sub zeros lately and they require 3/4" panels with great hardware to attach easily, the older models required the different thickness backers and were a PITA. Subzero has an app that makes it easy to get all specs.
Harold, the sun zero that they are using on my job is from their new "built in" line. They use those old style PTA different thickness back panels. Not to mention they require 1/2" spaces between panels. Like I said, I have no idea why they would go back to 1990s technology. I agree that the "integrated" line is User friendly and easy to install and adjust.