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Be sure to kill the power before removing the vent hood. Unscrew the access panel and remove. Snip the wire. Reuse the wire nuts from the hood vent to temporarily cap off the wires if you will use them again for the new hood. Then unscrew and release the hood.
Note: If reusing cabinets for storage, be careful with the demolition.
When removing the sink cabinets, turn off the water supply lines. Also, turn off the main water supply as an added precaution in case of damage when removing the sink cabinets. Disconnect the plumbing and take out the sink with a pry bar.
Remove the old countertops, but be extra careful with the old nails.
To remove the old vinyl floor, score it with a circular saw. Set the blade to the depth of the layer of the floors without cutting through the subfloor and the floor joists. Cut with a "X" pattern so you can get the pry bar under the layers in several different areas. Use a take-up shovel to remove the flooring.
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