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Sub-Zero Classic Series (BI) Extended Height Grille Option

Topics:

  • Hinges for extended height grille option greater than 88" finished height for a Classic Series (BI) unit
  • Recommended hinge manufacturers for extended height grille option for a BI model
  • 88" overlay or flush inset grille frame needed for Classic model when extending the grille height above 88"
  • Use extended height grille instructions to make any height custom grille
  • Installation specifications for an extended grille on the BI Series

Answer:

Extended Grille Height Install Instructions detail the installation process.

  • When using an extended grille panel (taller than 88") on a Classic Series (BI) product, the hinges are provided by the panel maker.
  • Sub-Zero does not provide the hinges for the extended grille panel kit nor does Sub-Zero specify how to install the hinge hardware.
    • Standard hardware companies include BLUM, Grass, Hepla, and Hafele, among other options available.
    • Heavy-duty hinges that work with both the cabinetry and the extended height grille are needed.
    • Cabinet makers are the best resource to suggest compatible hinges for the specific installation.
  • The extended height grille option may also be used for custom grilles above 84".
    • Use the standard overlay 84" finished grille frame that comes with the unit when following the instructions for the extended grille panel option.
    • Use the 84" grille frame for any height between 84" and 88", or above 88".
    • Use the 88" grille frame accessory only for 88" finished height installations.
  • For grille panels taller than 88", the extended grille is for flush inset installations only. Do not use with overlay panels in a standard installation.
    • When used in an overlay panel application, there is a gaping hole between the back of the grille and the front face of the cabinetry.
    • This gap is eliminated in flush inset installations.
  • Do not exceed the grille panel weight limit.
  • An extended grille can be accomplished with any Classic grille including a dual installation grille.
  • Note that there is no sales accessory part for the extended height grille. The refrigerator grille is not taller, only the decorative grille panel.

See also:

Refer to the product Installation Guide for further installation information.

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