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Old 03-04-2013, 09:44 AM
Location: Manhattan
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Does anyone know the local regulation pertaining to the distance between a stovetop and a "combustible material?"

All over the net I am finding references to 30 inches above the cooktop, 36 inches above the cooktop.
So I was strolling around the "fancy" mezzanine of the 59th St. Home Depot and one of their glitzy granite and cherry kitchen displays had a cabinet 23 inches avove the gas stove.
I inquired about it and was told by one of the salesman that the NYC limit is 24 inches above the cooktop.

Before I waste my time putting up a shelf for the microwave and toaster oven a couple feet above the stove only to have to rip it down again, do any of you have input on what the regulations for NYC actually demand. (36 inces up is untenable...unsafe to remove hot food from a microwave at head level.)
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