Tonight I was back at it and made great progress. I finished the cutouts for the new Nova Kool refrigerator and used the frame removed from the refer as a template to get the cutout exact. I have included pictures and will comment on them individually.
Here the the refer frame sitting in the cutout. Notice the refer will be on top and the freezer on the bottom. Also notice that the microwave cabinet has been cutout and the new refer frame fills the entire width across to the pantry door.
This is a picture of the bottom right edge. Notice that the refer frame sits behind the heater cover and directly against the pantry door. What a tight fit!
This is the bottom of the frame. I will have to trim it out and I have a nice piece of trim that greggo provided last week. Thanks Greg!
I have about 1/2 inch of the original microwave cabinet left on the top. Maybe a good place to store a pizza?
Here is a 2" thick polyiso board (R-15) that I will insulate the back area of the refrigerator cavity with. This area will vent the motor and condenser heat away and normally gets very hot with the sun shining directly on the fiberglass. I doubt if any heat will penetrate this stuff!
Stay tuned! Steve