Questions tagged [kitchens]

Questions related to the construction, modification, maintenance, repair of the many functional systems included in a kitchen. Systems include: plumbing, electrical,lighting, major appliances, surfaces (wall, floor).

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How to remove old single-hole kitchen faucet from countertop

Similar to the Jan 13, 2018 post but I do see a stacked hex nut holding the "C-shaped" tray to the underside of the counter. The problem is the tray (mine is black plastic) has tabs right ...
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What can I use to seal the underside of swollen upper cabinets?

My condo has cabinets from the 80s made from some sort of composite material. The painted areas are holding up but the bottom of the cabinets above the stove have watermarks and the corners are ...
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Protecting kitchen outlets with GFI outlets

I have an issue similar to others wanting to add GFI to upgrade their kitchen outlets having multiple daisy-chained outlets with three wire service (220V with a neutral). I have a split phase wiring ...
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what is this? it used to have a recessed light attached to it

We bought this house and it has some weird wiring throughout. This is at the end (I hope) of a series of 3 light fixtures in the kitchen. It was attached to a recessed light fixture in some cabinetry ...
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Why is the paint bulging away from my drywall ceiling?

The attached picture shows what's behind a "blob" of paint that seemingly delaminated from my ceiling kitchen right adjacent to the hood that's over the stove. The paint delaminated during a ...
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How can I repurpose an existing 40 amp circuit that serves a central air conditioner outdoors for a 30 inch induction range?

How can I repurpose an existing 40 amp 220 volt circuit that services a central air conditioner outdoors to a 30 inch induction range in the nearby kitchen that requires a 40 amp circuit? The ...
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Adding a dimmer switch for led cabinet lights to existing circuit

I have a single light switch that controls the overhead lights in my kitchen. I want to install new LED strip for my kitchen cabinets and have them controlled from a new dimmer switch next to the ...
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My new electric kitchen stove stopped working

I have a house that was built in the fifties,it has heavy wiring that comes from behind a cabinet for the stove. The plug in is on heavy wiring, is a three plug and matches the one that comes out from ...
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Hot Ground Reversed when Upstream GFCI Trips

Remodeling a kitchen and ran into an piece of romex coming out of a wall like an "extension cord" and came for advice on a previous post. I moved the "extension cord" to the line ...
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How to update the top shelf of a kitchen [closed]

Modern kitchen cabinet design have elements to ease access and make use of the space that is available. For example adding carts, rolling elements, and lazy Susan can improve access. Is there such a ...
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Best Way to Lengthen the Romex 10 wire from the Wall to the Stove

I'm hooking up a ceramic stove and the last installer ran Romex 10 w/o armor from the drywall thru cabinets to a J box under the stove. From the J box he used BX to the stove. It worked that way for ...
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Repairing drywall box/soffit/bulkhead

Apologies in advance for the uninformed question. I made very little headway researching this specific application. Brand new to drywall, but looking to learn. I removed a set of hanging kitchen ...
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Can kitchen plumbing run behind cabinet and not in wall?

Normally, plumbing (drain and supply) runs inside wall, but is it permitted, by national building code, to run plumbing between wall and cabinet (not inside wall)? Below is a crude cartoon of what I ...
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Can I remove double top plate?

I am doing some renovation in my kitchen and when I removed the door that goes into kitchen, I came cross some sticking out wood from my ceiling and my wall and I am wondering if they can be removed ...
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No holes for ducted hood in kitchen above stove

I moved into a new apartment. There are no holes made in the cabinets or wall for a duct for a hood above the stove area. I have a large gas stove which I use almost daily. However, there is an ...
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Is having a gas stove with a recirculating hood a bad idea? [closed]

We currently have an electric stove and a recirculating hood (microhood), and we don't like either. Ideally, we'd go for a gas stove and a proper venting hood. However, adding a venting hood is tricky ...
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How can I fill gaps at counter level for backsplash tile?

My wife and I are tackling redoing a kitchen backsplash with mosaic tile. We first had to redo some drywall. In hindsight I would have done a few things differently but we’re here now. We have some ...
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How do I fix a leaking kitchen faucet?

I have this kitchen sprayer faucet and it has started to leak. The leak is only from the spout and the leak stops when the main handle is in off position. I already tried changing the cartridge and it ...
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Kitchen sink slow drainage and P-Trap installation

Please see attached picture. I used a combination of flex and fixed pipes under the kitchen sink. Please note that the level of U or P-trap is higher than the drain in the wall. Is this configuration ...
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Extension Cord Coming Out of Kitchen Wall Possible NEC Code Violation

In progress remodeling a basement kitchen in a home built 2003. Current NEC Code for my area is NEC 2017. When I pulled out the old base cabinet I found an live extension cord coming out of the base ...
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Elastomeric Paint for Kitchen Floor

I'm looking for recommendations for coating a kitchen floor. The floor in question has a plywood subfloor, with 1/6" self leveling compound on top that has hairline cracks, and some epoxy ...
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What material is this kitchen countertop

I just bought a house and the kitchen countertop has some scratches (no deep, you don't feel them with your hand) and glass stains. I'd like to know what material is in order to know if/how I can fix ...
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How can I clean a gas oven's cabinet of rodent debris?

We found mouse droppings in the house and got a pest control company to use poison baits to get rid of it. We have cleared the house of the droppings. However, we found droppings in the gas oven ...
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Used Cabinets for Kitchen Remodel?

We're very seriously considering buying used kraftmaid kitchen cabinets. They're in good condition and have been professionally removed from previous kitchen. The cabinets are white with a blue island....
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Why does my microwave oven + hood combo suck in air from the top?

I have a 12 year old Whirlpool Microwave + vent hood combo (model GMH5205XVS-1). As far as I know, it should be configured to vent outside (via vent on an exterior wall). If I open the cabinets in ...
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Kitchen cabinet hinge issue

I have a face frame, full overlay cabinet that I want to open 170 degrees. I bought a Blum hinge 170-degree face frame hinge but, when installed the cabinet door is over too far and the adjustments on ...
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How can I fix my particle board round kitchen table, I dropped it on its side and hole removing it from the box on concrete!

I received my brand new round particle board kitchen table and decided to remove it from the box outside before lugging it up the stairs. I lost my grip and dropped it on the side on concrete and ...
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How to install over the range microwave with a large gap between appliance and upper cupboard?

My surrounding upper cabinets are 40 inches. My over the range cabinet is 20 inches. The microwave I am trying to install is 10 inches (whirlpool YWML55011HS). It's 400 cfm. I want to install it 5 ...
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Why is there a hole in my sink tailpipe and can I replace it?

I'm replacing my water filtration system. The old one used a dedicated drinking faucet. The new one connects directly to the main faucet. In removing the old drinking faucet, I found 3 lines: input, ...
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Kitchenette build inquiry [closed]

Do you think I could add a kitchenette somewhere on the first floor? What would the best spot be? I am trying to imagine where the best spot would be for this or if it's a lost cause. Where/how could ...
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Lower oven smells + high flames, rest of range OK (KitchenAid - Natural Gas)

My SO and I are stumped with our KitchenAid's lower oven (Double Oven, model KFGD500ESS01, Natural Gas) and are hoping for second thoughts before we throw in the towel and bring in a professional. tl;...
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How do I reapair this clear plastic coating peeling from my cabient door?

Protective coatings are thin and easily removed, this issue is the peeling of a much thicker plastic that provides a glossy sheen finish. Could a certain adhesive be used to stick it down? I'm loath ...
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What do you call a threaded sink strainer that doesn't seal when screwed-in?

Is there a keyword I can use to identify a type of sink strainer that screws into place such that it still allows water to flow when it's tightened (by hand)? I'm looking for a sink strainer for my ...
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Better filters for range hood fan? [closed]

We have an externally vented Whirlpool fan, WVU57UC6FS. I do clean the aluminum filters every few months (they never get very dirty), but the fan itself has a decent amount of trapped grease that ...
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Does Kitchen's 2' Outlet Spacing Apply if Counter is Beneath Window?

I am remodeling my kitchen and trying to bring it up to code for wiring. I had an electrician out to scope the project and he mentioned that you need an outlet every 2' of counterspace. My question is,...
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Seeking advice on repairing cupboard damage in my rented apartment

I've been renting an apartment since August 2023, and recently, I've come across some damage on one side of the cupboards near the oven. Here are a couple of images for reference: I'm curious about ...
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How do I reinforce wall anchors used to hang kitchen cabinets?

The IKEA kitchen cabinets were installed according to their instructions, approx. 6-8 inches between each screw on the rails. But as there wasn't appropriate studs for each screw, some used wall ...
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How can I transition NM cable (coming out of drywall to peninsula cabinet) into conduit with THHN wiring for the peninsula outlet?

I have a roll of NM at the end of one of the (currently inactive) 2 kitchen circuits, which the electrician left for peninsula wiring. NM is coming out of drywall, under the counter, going directly ...
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Cold Draft from Kitchen Exhaust Vent

my gas bill has been really high this winter so I have made it a mission to air seal my home as much as practical. I keep my home pretty warm at 72-73F since I have an infant who can't sleep with ...
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How to measure for outlets above kitchen countertop? [closed]

I am redoing my kitchen and trying to make sure I get the electrical set correctly. Had an electrician out to give me scope on some questions but didn't think to ask this one. When looking online, I ...
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How would you repair this chipped kitchen cupboard door? [duplicate]

Looking for some advice on how to fill in the small hole and touch it up so the color matches. I think it’s mdf but not 100% sure. Thanks.
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Is it safe to leave the kitchen faucet pressurized, but the flow turned off?

My husband and I have an on going dispute about our kitchen faucet. After he gets the water to the temp he likes to wash his hands, he leaves the tap open and pressurized, but turns the flow off with ...
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What's the cause of this small, round, brown stain on a drywall ceiling? [closed]

My kitchen extension is 3 years old. It is a timber frame drywall extension with plasterboard wall. This 1cm round circle has just appeared about 12 feet above and two feet away from my cooker and ...
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How to fix a cabinet toe board which has been damaged?

Just moved in here and it looks like the plinth has been hacked away at to allow the dishwasher to open. I don't have access to any power tools, nor hugely interested in buying any as this is a small ...
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Why doesn't my kitchen range hood effectively exhaust fumes?

We had a Hauslane P18 range hood installed and it is never able to suck well. Most of the cooking fumes escape with the front burner, and even when cooking with the back burners smoke manages to ...
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How to make a flush in-counter cutting board?

Our 1980s home had a old glass cutting board with metal frame. We just took it out and now there is a hole in the counter. The counter is some kind of inexpensive laminate. We don't want to replace ...
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Is there a practical limit to the weight I can put on top of my kitchen cabinets? [closed]

How do I get a sense of what kind of load my kitchen cabinets will hold? The building is 12 years old, as is the kitchen fitout (we did not do the fitout ourselves so I don’t have the plans and don’t ...
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Load bearing or not load bearing?

We are in the process of removing a wall between our kitchen and living area. House is one level. Had someone already come out to inspect and he said it was not load bearing but wondering if we need a ...
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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop [closed]

I came across this image of a bright stone used for a kitchen countertop as shown in an architecture blog post. I'm trying to find out what kind of stone this is, but I had no luck so far. In the ...
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Kitchen Ceiling Paint Keeps Bubbling

Looking for some thoughts on why this keeps happening. In September we moved into this new (to us) home - a 1956 ranch in the Detroit suburbs. About a month later I started noticing that the paint in ...
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