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what is the easiest way to make a refrigerator fit into a space that it is barely too big for?

We took the old refrigerator out and tried to put a refrigerator in that we had in our old house but it is about 1/2 inch to wide. What would be the easiest way to make it fit. The kitchen counter is causing the problem and there is plenty of room on the top.

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bobby sissom (author)2009-03-17

12 lb. sledge hammer

mccroan2 (author)bobby sissom2009-03-18

WoW!! Intelligent!

shantinath1000 (author)2009-03-17

if it is formica you can use an iron to soften the glue holding it on the side part of the counter and then using a very fine bladed saw cut the edge and then using contact cement reatach the formica you initiall removed. Check the this old house web site I thin they may have something on this there- or a web site on do it yourself formica counters. I first saw this on this old house.

mccroan2 (author)2009-03-17

the counter top is not fancy at all and I would not be opposed to cutting it but my wife is. It looks like it's formica on top of wood.

NachoMahma (author)2009-03-17

. It depends on how "fancy" the counter top is. Eg, modifying a tile top is not really a project for first-time carpenters (but not impossible). How about some more details?