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You could have a plumber do the same pressure test on the system that's done when the system is initially installed and inspected.
If you're worried about a gas leak, and the gas company cannot come out fast enough. The local fire department should have the equipment to detect a leak, and should be more than happy to come out and take some readings. Preventing a gas explosion, is much easier than dealing with the aftermath.
To install faucets or air gaps in thick countertops, simply bore a wide hole (2 1/2 - 3 inches) from the bottom of the countertop halfway through or so. In your case, they'd have to bore a wide hole at least 3/4 inches up from the bottom. The hole just needs to be wide enough to provide room to secure the nut. In concrete countertops, the forms are made ...
If you can't use the interesting bundle of wires you found, there might be another approach. Assuming the 12-2 romex came from the disposal switch (probably above the counter) you might bypass the existing switch and make the current wire to the disposal unswitched. Then you can add a switch and receptacle in the cabinet (assuming it can be made easily ...
The capacitance between the wires of the cable to the switch is enough to provide the current needed to slowly charge up the CFL internal power supply. The capacitance can be as small as a few hundred picofarad but this is enough. Rewire as two separate cables to the switch to reduce this capacitance.
Even better is to use a grout that doesn't need sealing. Fusion Pro is premixed and never needs sealing - also has an antimicrobial stuff in it. Relatively easy to work and it doesn't take as long to set before use as the urethanes.
Microwaves go in the kitchen. I would suggest that it is up in a higher spot so kids can't play with them. That is a good reason they are often over ovens along with the venting. Also from an electric point of view almost all microwaves require a 12A dedicated circuit. For a kitchen you will probably have several runs like this and it is just bundled ...
According to the 2014 version of the National Electrical Code, all 120 volt, single phase, 15 and 20 ampere receptacles in dwelling units, serving coutertop surfaces are required to have ground-fault protection for personnel. So any other kitchen receptacle, would not require GFCI protection. National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 2 Wiring and ...
According to IRC, the duct must be made from galvanized steel, stainless steel or copper. It must have a smooth interior, and be air tight. Which means you're not going to want to use a flexible product for this application, especially that flexible plastic crap. Instead, you'll want to use rigid duct like this. And you'll want to make sure you seal all ...
I have installed sinks that are supported by the plywood sub base many times. Sometimes it was framing added strategically, since there was no room for a plywood base. FWIW, countertop installers, all of them in my experience use bolts epoxied in slots under the stone top. This is for 3 cm stone, I would not want that in 2 cm stone, then I would only use ...
Best is sticking with rigid ducting that is the same size as the output of your stove hood, with as little elbows/direction changes in the shortest distance possible. Make sure the size is rated (or overrated) for the output of your hood - minimum you want is 6", and that's just for a 300-400CFM hood. If you can choose, given the same distance, go up ...
Hard pipe is recommended because it will work much better and is unlikely to be crushed or compromised.
Check that the cooling coils are clean and dust free. vacuum if needed. If the coils are dirty and unable to release heat it may make the compressor over heat. Or if it has a reset switch the power will be cut out before it reaches critical temperature.
This is fine. It is actually typical when a ducted range hood is installed on an interior wall, the duct HAS to go up or down inside the wall, so an elbow right at the unit is required. Not sure what your "doors forced back" comment is about.
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