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Posted by: from Moncton
11/13/2012 at 1:24:52 PM

I recently bought a new dryer, stove and fan. They are delivering it next week, but do not install.

How would I know if the new dryer, stove and fan can be installed where the old appliances used to be with little or no effort.

How much to have a professional come in to do this?

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Date/Time11/13/2012 at 2:34:02 PM

I don't intend to sound like an a$$, but most people check the appliance openings before making a purchase.

Unless you have to start cutting cabinets and such, there is no need to call a professional in. The dryer and stove simply plug in. The hood fan (I assume that is what you are talking about) is no more difficult to install then a standard light fixture.

If you need to start running new electrical lines to these appliances, then that is a different story.



John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Chris from 2J Electric Ltd in De Winton
Date/Time11/13/2012 at 2:40:43 PM

The main thing to check for from a safety aspect when replacing appliances are the existing electrical supplies and ventilation. Check the voltage / current rating of the new appliance against the one being removed, some appliances draw more current than there older counterparts. Ensure that the ventilation from the dryer and the fan is sufficient and up to current codes.

Most contractors will provide you with free estimates for work.

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Date/Time11/13/2012 at 7:13:03 PM


Both comments below are correct. However, I'm assuming you knew what you were buying at the time of purchase.

The stove, if it is the same type as what you are replacing shouldn't be an issue. That is to say if the old one is electric and the new one is electric, great. The width, should be the same so you don't have to adjust any counters.

The dryer, same scenario. Both these units should just plug into the sockets that are there. (Again, I'm assuming the previous units were installed and wired as electrical codes indicated at the time.

The fan, is relatively simple, ... again ... if it is the same size and not much has changed in the type of unit. Older fans either vented through a charcoal filter, back into the house or were attached to an out side system that carries all smoke, ordour, moisture, etc. to the outside of your house. This could be an issue if you are changing the fan styles.

Cost all depends on the ampunt of work involved and the degree of difficulty. Of course, for me in Alberta to help you ... well ... travel time would not be in the budget. Bets thing I can suggest is measure.all the units and see if they all match. and secondly, read the instructions.

Good luck.


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Date/Time11/13/2012 at 8:25:22 PM

When the appliances arrive, measure them to ensure that they fit, and then post your project on

Always get at least three quotes from contractors who do not charge for quotations.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time11/15/2012 at 9:35:33 AM

Usually not this extreme for appliance delivery! And hopefully notfor yours Jessica

This is what I had to do for a long time customer of mine that completed an impulse buy of their laundry set. The impulse buy caused a delay in delivery as we had to schedule in the framing removal before delivery.

An older home so it didn't really matter what they bought as the door frame from the laundry room on the second level had to be removed. It needed to be removed to get the existing laundry pair out as well as the new set in. Of course the extra challenge of plaster and lathe walls that don't get damaged with the removal of the original 1940's casing. Triming back the lathe so the new laundry set can fit in.

We also had to change the existing plastic dryer vent to a metal one as the appliance delivery team said they would not complete the install if it is plastic. This is good pratice to have a metal one at all times to reduce fire hazards.

Again challenging with this project because the plastic vent ran in the wall then up about 4' before it exited the house through the exterior vent. A hole had to made in the plaster wall 4' up to access the top portion of the plastic vent and to install the new metal one.



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