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I have used polishing and rubbing compounds to polish and remove scratches from our Corian countertop. A polishing machine definitely saves the elbows. Clear epoxy may be used to fill deep scratches, though it will yellow with time.


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The bumps face up to provide air flow. This felicitates the complete and continuous drying of tableware which helps prevent the growth of bacteria, especially useful if you like to store your cups upside down. There is a con to that type you have. Unlike others I've seen that are a sort of nylon web, yours is a solid sheet of plastic. If any water gets ...


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It would be very non-standard to raise just sink, and probably more expensive unless the stove is involved. The cabinets are just screwed to the wall. If you take everything apart you can just raise everything 2 inches or whatever you want. The trickiest part is the drain. You will have to remove a section of the old drainpipe and put in a longer section. ...


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Depending on the type of hinges, since they are plain doors, you may be able to flip them (current outside becomes the inside). At that point you should have pretty untouched surfaces to work with and they are likely some sort of uncoated wood (that it sounds like you are used to dealing with).


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I'm gonna go with tripped GFI somewhere you're not aware of.


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Instead of painting, another possibility is to resurface with a new material. You could use adhesive sheet melamine, which probably would be best for general wear and tear. If you dig a more modern look, a thin aluminum sheet (or brushed steel) would also fit in with some kitchen types. In any case, you would need to take the doors off, remove the knobs, ...


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I'm picking this up from our comments. So this isn't a GFCI. Although if it's in the kitchen, and isn't protected by an upstream GFCI receptacle, and isn't protected by a GFCI circuit breaker in the panel, maybe it should be a GFCI. Did the old receptacle work at all before you removed it, or had it stopped working completely? Was the hot-side (darker ...


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My guess is that when you pulled on the wires to get to them, the hot (red or black) wire feeding the circuit came loose. They should be pig-tied inside the j-box. Turn off the breaker for that circuit, pull apart the wires and make sure they're all secure. FWIW, the hot goes to the small side of the outlet and the neutral to the wide side (green or bare ...


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Bottom line is you can't "float" it - you need to rest it on something. Countertop-thickness Granite has no strength across a span of more than a few inches. Steel rods are often added to granite countertops to help support around dishwashers and sinks, and in those situations the granite is well supported by the cabinets itself. In your case you'd need a ...


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The general rule is that anything permanent or structural should be built into the sub floor and the floor built around it. Anything temporary or unattached, like a dishwasher, should go on top of the floor. For cabinets it depends how they are mounted. Base cabinets are usually mounted to the wall, but their bottom framing is usually meant to be flush ...


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This is mostly a personal choice. With linoleum, the only difference would be in spending the extra money on additional materials to put it under the dishwasher versus just far enough to look good. I recommend doing the countertops before the linoleum only because gravity pulls dirt down - why have the countertop people mess up a brand new floor when you can ...


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Cabinets (without the decorative toe kick panel yet), then linoleum, then countertops, then dishwasher, then toe kicks.



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