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How can I insulate gas range down vent to prevent cold air blowing through? [duplicate]

I have a Jennair gas cooktop in the island of my kitchen on the second floor of my house. It has two burners on either side with a downdraft vent/fan in the middle. We are in the middle of an ...
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Cracks or fissures on island? Is this normal and acceptable work for quartzite island?

We’re wrapping up our first home renovation and I’m unsure if this is normal or not. I noticed some cracks (or fissures?) in our island (jadore quartzite), which stood out because they catch your ...
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Can this damage to Quartzite corners be repaired?

Install was today and it appears the slab was dropped as two corners on one end had their corners snap off. The stone guys clearly tried to repair it... and have more days of work to do. Can it be ...
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How can I safely install/anchor a kitchen island over a subfloor with black asbestos mastic?

I'm hoping to install a kitchen island in the near future. However, my home was built in the 70s and thus asbestos is a concern. It appears the previous owner removed the old kitchen tile and ...
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Do I need a permit to replace an island (with two outlets)?

We removed a small old island and are planning on replacing it with a new, slightly larger one. The old one had two outlets on either side that we've left completely intact (wiring, receptacles, and ...
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How can I bend a slanted PVC pipe to vertical?

We're using an AAV for our island drain, but before I can attach it the pipe coming out of the slab is not vertical. How do I fix that? Additional Information: I haven't attempted to measure how far ...
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What is the easiest way to level a large island comprising multiple cabinets?

So I put a very large island in a house that has a dip in the floor - where the middle part of the island is maybe 1/4" low than the outside edges. One side is 4 large base cabinets. One side ...
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How to cut a hole through kitchen ceramic floor tile to install pop-up electrical box?

I'd like to install this (Manufc. Page) 20A GFCI pop-up electrical box in the kitchen floor to allow cookware (microwave, blender, air fryer) to be plugged in. I will build a kitchen island cart to ...
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Designing kitchen layout [closed]

I would like to better understand the principles for designing kitchen layout, optimizing it for better functionality. I would appreciate advice, weblinks as well as book suggestions - anything that ...
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External propane hose access method in outdoor kitchen

Building outdoor kitchen. Plan to hook up two gas tanks with regulator w/ auto-changeover to three devices via a 3 way splitter. Two appliances are built-ins connected internally (griddle, grill) ...
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Large Kitchen Island Outlets

My island for my kitchen measures 144” x 50”. I will have outlets on each end in the waterfall edge. I was reading that I will need an outlet at every 48”. Do I have to put two outlets on top of ...
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What are some methods to attach a kitchen island to concrete?

The previous island I built has a pony wall on the back side which is framed with steel studs. The bottom plate of that framed wall is adhered to the concrete with construction adhesive in ...
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How to install butcher block island top with stove in the middle?

I'm currently building out a kitchen island and am running into a design dilemma. The island will consist of two 24" wide Ikea Sektion cabinets, each supported and anchored to the floor using 3 ...
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Will cutting a trench affect structural integrity of the foundation

I am renovating my kitchen and putting in an island, by the code an island must have an outlet. I will have to put a trench into my concrete slab foundation to make it happen. (To run the electrical). ...
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Kitchen Remodel: Cooktop Relocation

Background: I’m trying to remodel my kitchen and I want to replace the center island with a much bigger one with cooktop and remove the current stove and oven. Question: what are the common steps to ...
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Where should I place electrical outlets in waterfall island?

I'm remodeling my kitchen. The existing island have a raised bar and two electrical outlets (on its the backsplash). We are cutting down the raised wall and moving to a waterfall countertop but then, ...
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How can I connect to a drain pipe in the adjacent cabinet space?

The plumbing for this kitchen island was run 6" short of where the cabinet is supposed to go, so now its in the cabinet next to it. What are my options besides moving the island over or demo'ing ...
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Trying to install countertop/bar on an existing halfwall

Being the poor person I am, I am trying to slowly upgrade my kitchen whenever able. My parents got new counter tops and saved their old formica counters for me. I currently have an L shaped half wall ...
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How do I install a countertop with a large overhang without using a corbel or post?

(Note: I don't think this is a duplicate. Most questions like this are about supporting an overhang using a kneewall, which is very different than a counter side.) I am having a new granite ...
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Opening up a kitchen wall without a permit

I have purchased a townhome in Mahopac NY and absolutely hate the kitchen! I would like to remove a wall to create an open concept from kitchen to living space. I do believe its a load bearing wall. ...
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Height Adjustable Kitchen Island on Casters [closed]

I am planning to build a kitchen island with two features Height adjustable Movable using casters The reason for #1 is it can be used as dining table during parties The reason for #2 is that can be ...
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Moving some plumbing for a kitchen remodel - loop vent for kitchen island

I just want to make sure my plan for moving some plumbing around for a kitchen remodel is sound. I am moving the kitchen sink from the wall to an island. I've never done a loop vent before and all the ...
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Putting a microwave in an island?

We are remodeling our kitchen, and we are going to put the microwave inside of our new island, Below the counter top, Built-in with the cabinets. Our old microwave is an "over the range" microwave ...
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Can I mount kitchen island countertop supports to the cabinet back panel?

I'm finishing up my kitchen island and have a 36" deep piece of laminate top. It overhangs 12" on the back of the two 33" wide base cabinets. I know it is common practice to install L brackets to ...
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Steps to renovate uneven oak tiled Parquetry on cement?

I have Romanoff oak parquetry on the floors, new one shown here with 160mm tiles. The floor is uneven. The old parquetry in the pictures has become a bit dark that I want to polish besides filling the ...
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Movable kitchen island on glueless vinyl

My kitchen island is a 66" x 36" countertop supported by two 33" x 24" base cabinets, leaving a 12" overhang on the long side. The island weighs at least 300lbs empty. Contents will add another ...
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