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Postby slimshady1968 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:42 pm

Just had a new dedetrich oven fitted, but the fitter forgot to put the screws in to hold the oven in its surround.

He then proceeds to send around his son to screw it back, but uses screws too big and then chips all the emanel around where the screws are supposed to go through, thus when you open the door the holes are now chipped and damaged.
Will this cause me any problems in the future, wether with heat,( will the heat cause it to crack more or maybe discolour) or moisture again will a ingress of water/steam cause the enamel to "peel" off or crack more or again discolour.

Now he is comming back as he says he can repair it, but will a repair last or will it look good then after a week or two or look as it does now, ruined.
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Postby ARD » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:00 pm

Like you say, the enamel is there to stop heat an moisture damage. I would not let him even try to repair it. The oven is new, his son wrecked it, so you want a new one. Enamel is very difficult to repair, and could not be done in your kitchen.
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