We engaged in some destruction,construction and renovation today — and a couple of us are still working at it right now. We decided the refrigerator and stove-oven had to go. They’ve been through 42 years of use, abuse and disuse and it was time to bring them to the salvage yard. Here are some photos of the decon:

Unscrewing and unbolting the stove-oven

Unscrewing and unbolting the stove-oven

Disconnecting the propane lines

Disconnecting the propane lines

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The ignition wire was in a tight spot where the vise grips couldn’t get a good grip

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The ignition wire was being recalcitrant so reinforcements were called in

Trying again with the vise grips

Trying again with the vise grips

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After hitting it with a little WD-40 Danielle trys again . . . with determination!

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Still at it, all day, all week, we never give up!

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Determination wins out, the bolt is loosened from its years of rust

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Success!

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-The stove space without the stove

Now for the refrigerator . . . eyeing the situation at the outside hatch.

Now for the refrigerator . . . eyeing the situation at the outside hatch.

Removing the bracket screws

Removing the bolts holding the fridge stationary

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After removing the bolts holding the fridge in, we start removing it.

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The space without the fridge and the floor — which was rotted beyond belief.

The fridge space with a new floor!

The fridge space with a new floor!

We took some video also, which I will put together tonight or tomorrow. It shows a lot more of what went on — including a wild hammer and a big screwdriver! Right now I have to go help put in the new counter-top where the stove was.

Oops! We can’t upload video here without first paying for a premium account . . . so . . . for now here’s the video link on the evil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=vb.100003232216800&type=2

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