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Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention, but the bottom toe-kick area of the cabinets is recessed so it may be difficult or impossible to get a circular saw or jigsaw flush with the side of the cabinet. Does that make sense? Maybe it's not as deep as I think; I'll have to check if the blade reaches. Also is there any particular blade or technique you'd recommend for cutting the laminate countertop without chipping it? Or is that not really a problem?
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention there's also a recessed toe-kick at the bottom, but I think that's pretty standard too.
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I'm not at home right now but it's a pretty standard drop-in stove setup. The oven is against a wall, not in an island. Wood cabinets and '70s harvest gold laminate countertop on both sides. Metal trim at corners. I don't recall for certain, but I think there's about a 4" tall backsplash running the entire length of the countertop. If I remember I'll try to add a photo later.
Dec
17
asked Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
Dec
13
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Dec
7
comment PAR 38 LED in a PAR 30 recessed can
I suspect it would be fine given that my outdoor PAR38 fixtures aren't vented and don't leave much of an air gap, but if you end up having several LED bulbs fail prematurely I wouldn't rule out a heat problem. Some LED bulb housings are basically large metal heat sinks with fins that allow for venting and heat dissipation.
Dec
6
comment How do I add a P-Trap to a copper drain?
FYI I didn't have a pipe cutter so I tried a hacksaw to cut off a drain pipe but had trouble because of the tight quarters. What worked for me was an oscillating tool with a flush-cut blade.
Dec
6
asked What methods are allowed by code to convert a kitchen sink drain pipe from copper to PVC?
Dec
6
revised PAR 38 LED in a PAR 30 recessed can
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Dec
6
answered PAR 38 LED in a PAR 30 recessed can
Nov
28
accepted Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?
Nov
26
revised Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?
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Nov
26
asked Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?
Oct
14
awarded  Notable Question
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13
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awarded  Curious
Jun
30
accepted When painting a house exterior, do you need to scrape and sand the entire house or just the peeling parts?
Jun
30
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
14
comment Can I upgrade existing T12 fluorescent fixtures to T8 just by replacing the ballast and bulbs?
Thanks for the tips on the wire connectors and 3-tube ballasts. I only have seven 2-tube fixtures to upgrade in my house, but after I've gotten some practice at home I might upgrade the dozen or so 4-tube fixtures at my wife's shop, which run about 14 hrs/day, 6 days a week.