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To me, just less expensive to manufacture. I bought and installed two faucets with the plastic braided hoses a few years ago, and the hoses no longer fully retract. Will replace fixtures and look for faucets with metal hoses.


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First to explain the reason. The switches with light in the button are circulating small current through the lamp in the off stage. This current must circulate without problems. The conflict, problem is with energy efficiency lamps as LED and CFL and LFL when in their electronic inside doesn't contain X2 EMC suppression capacitor which is creating path for ...


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Depending on how badly the item is damaged and how much you care, I probably wouldn't bother to do anything. A little bit of heat damage is not going to affect the function or durability. If you did want to take a crack at it, Bar Keepers Friend is a cheap and easy-to-find cleaner for stainless steel items. You could try scrubbing it with that, per the ...


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i am not sure what ben is talking about, but then again, i am unfamiliar with bialetti coffemakers. i am however, very familiar with stainless steel. if this is just a question of removing heat discoloration from stainless steel, its pretty straightforward. your part is probably made from 316 stainless, but most likely 304 stainless. you may have changed ...


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Whether you have the silver/chrome base or the stainless steel, then unfortunately, no. The steel has lost it's temper (metallurgical changes) and it is not stainless anymore (it can rust now), and this aspect can't be cleaned or repaired. It could be refinished by electroplating it (not really a DIY thing, and although there are electroplaters for hire, the ...


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Nail clippers, for anyone reading this in future. It just happened to me with water in the sink. I spent an hour unsuccessfully trying to pry it out with a butter knife. I couldn't find a plunger or pliers, so I used the best thing at my disposal and thankfully it worked. Just open your clippers and rap them around the rubber ridge in the middle of your plug ...


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You can have both circuits in the same box, as long as they're not from different systems, and there isn't more than a 300 volt difference between the circiuts. Even then, I think you just need a divider. You'll also have to consider box fill, but that's typically not a problem. Just make sure you keep the neutrals for each circuit separated.


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According to woodworking discussions, it looks like any of the "usual suspect" organic solvents should be able to cut this polymerizing oil finish -- turpentine, mineral spirits, paint thinner, naptha.


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there are not many specific guidelines . all there is in the obc is this: 9.10.22. Fire Protection for Gas, Propane and Electric Cooktops 9.10.22.1. Installation of Ranges (1) Reserved (2) Clearances for and protection around gas, propane and electric ranges shall be not less than those provided in Articles 9.10.22.2. and 9.10.22.3. ...


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Put up some sort of trim (quarter-round is canonical) to cover the gap.


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Proper ventilation (perhaps not common in Eastern Europe; at least in older buildings) deals with the "smoke, smells, and vapors" by capturing them and blowing them out of the house. When many people had servants, including a cook, the kitchen was isolated from the living space more. With the decline of servants, a kitchen where the person cooking was not ...


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There are two main reasons why the open floor plan is so so popular: It is great for entertaining. People always end up in the kitchen anyway, right? This allows the cook to be in the kitchen puttering around and interact with guests. It is great for parents of young children. It allows the parent to be in the kitchen and still keep an eye ...


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If the breaker pops when you turn on a specific burner, even if the cartridge is not plugged in, chances are that burner control switch has gone bad. The power on those units goes through the four burner controls before going out to the cartridge sockets. I had one that if turned on to any setting, would just run the burner on high. If you can depower the ...


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fyi, bianco perfecto is not a granite - its a marble. thats why you are having so many problems. i have had customers before who want marble in their kitchen for looks, and they either listen to or ignore my warnings about how inappropriate it is in a kitchen environment. if you weren't aware of this, they should be flogged for not warning you about it. ...


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In the US the kitchen is a central focal point in a home. An open floor plan lets folks congregate in the kitchen and also socialize/communicate easily with others in the home. In older homes with closed in kitchens those in the kitchen feel isolated from anyone else in the house.


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Your model has a harvest timer. After a set freeze time, the timer should operate a hot gas reversing valve that will slightly warm the freeze surface and cause the cubes to eject by gravity. The timer or coil on the hot gas valve can fail. The harvest cycle will also drain water that wasn't used in the last cycle and refill. It seems like waste but this ...


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Try a magnet - dollars to doughnuts, those are somewhat peeled and rusted chrome plated steel, and the blue is a normal steel oxidation color, and not toxic (also, were you planning to drip food down there, scrape it off and then eat it? If not, nothing to worry about regardless.) They are stunningly unlikely to be copper, though there may be a minuscule ...


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Edit3: Bleach will react with copper to produce copper hydroxychloride and as wikipedia says, is commonly found in metal corrosion products. Iron (II) chloride is often greenish colored. Iron and copper chloride will react to produce iron chloride. Looks like bornite (Cu5FeS4) (yes, bornite is toxic too). But it's unlikley, unless someone spilled some ...


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I'm a little skeptical because of how purple those stains are, but if these drip pans are made of copper then it could well be Verdigris. This is likely happening because the plates were not sealed properly and vegetable oil was spilled and not cleaned off as heat was applied over time. If I were you I'd scrape some off (it's OK if some powder comes into ...


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I would have no concern building this with the right fasteners. There are plenty of really nice, self-tapping, nearly indestructible construction screws to be had (random example). The key joints are at the back of the shelf, where the vast majority of the torsional stress occurs. Use whatever decorative fasteners you like at the front. Put two 4" ...



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