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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Junction box with 12 and 14 guage wires

I'm remodeling a kitchen. I need to junction 14 guage wires for a lighting circuit that are near impossible to get to or re-route. Is it permissible to junction 14 guage wires in the same box with a ...
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Why is the water (either hot or cold) in the kitchen suddenly shutting off

Today, when turning the water on to fill my sink, I hear a 'thump" and the water is shut off instantly - the hot AND the cold water! Reading a previous question and answer, it was suggested the ...
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Installing cabinet on thick sound/thermoproofing layer and concrete

I need to mount IKEA Metod wall cabinets on a sound/thermoproofing layer that is itself glued on reinforced concrete walls. These cabinets are installed on a rail The layer consists of 1cm of plaster ...
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Reverse osmosis drain with a single basin sink when there is garbage disposal?

The reverse osmosis installation instructions state if you have garbage disposal then install the drain saddle before it Unless I am misunderstanding what "before" (or after) means, it is ...
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How can I best balance current loads among my existing kitchen circuits?

I'm at the phase of my kitchen remodel where I have to figure out my outlets. The Layout: Each wall of outlets is on one of two 20amp circuit in the kitchen. I have indicated the circuits with Red ...
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Kitchen sink cabinet size question

What is the minimum width I can use for an under-sink cabinet when using a 30" wide cast iron sink?
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What is the proper why to add an outlet to island side panel?

I'm replacing the cabinets on my existing island and preparing it for a waterfall countertop. I need to move two small appliances outlets to the side where the dishwasher is located. NOTE: these are ...
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Can this closet header be removed? [closed]

I started tearing down a pantry closet. Can I take down the header? I just want to take front wall off. The two sides would remain. Note that the drawing is reversed from what was actually built.
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Is there a minimum required distance between window and kitchen countertops?

I'm planning on a kitchen remodel which will reduce the existing space between a window and the countertop. There is a required electrical outlet in this space. I was wondering if there is any ...
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Removing Drop-in Sink Mounting Clips

I'm attempting to replace an old kitchen sink with a same-size drop in sink, but I'm having trouble removing the old sink clips. Some of them were accessible so I just unscrewed them as expected, but ...
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Is this notch in a stud acceptable?

My contractor notched a wall stud to turn the elbow of the gas line and i don't think he reinforced it. The wall above it holds a 21 inch wide by 36 inch height wall cabinet. There is also an over the ...
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Why does my kitchen faucet's handle get hot while not in use?

My kitchen faucet is hot after it sits for a few minutes. The valve is off. How do I handle the problem, which just started?
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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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Flex connecting two black pipes mid line

The gas line coming into my newly redesigned kitchen and supplying a range has to be routed under the sink because there was no room behind the rear left corner to go behind the studs in the wall. The ...
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Hidden Step Down Casters

I am planning a movable kitchen island and want to hide the casters. I am planning to use these stepdown casters. These caster allow the legs to be lowered down in a stationary position, and when ...
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Insulating Behind Completed Kitchen Cabinets

Recently moved into a new home that had just been renovated. The kitchen looks complete, but now that we are here we have started to notice things. In there it is always cold and drafty, and I know ...
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What are these extra tubes underneath the kitchen sink faucet?

I know the two tubes on the left side and right side of Arrow 1 are for cold and hot water. But what's the tube pointed by Arrow 1 for? What about the tube pointed by Arrow 2? It seems like Arrow 3 ...
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Accessing Upper Shelves of 8 feet high pantry

I am planning a kitchen pantry which will be 8 feet high and 24 inch deep. I need a solution to reach upper shelves of pantry - without having to pull dining chairs or put a folding step stool in ...
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Is this a bad tile job?

We're nearing the end of our remodel and we're not happy with the backsplash. We apparently chose a hard tile to work with as there are a lot of little pieces (but sheeted 12x12). Knowing we chose a ...
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Cut granite in home…help? [closed]

I unintentionally allowed a contractor to cut granite (24 sq in) in our home without proper ventilation. There was a 30 minute dust plume, followed by dust settling all over the first floor. I have ...
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Should hardwood floors go all the way to wall under kitchen cabinets?

I’m putting in hardwood floors and I am at the spot where kitchen cabinets would go. The last strip is going to be narrower than whole flooring boards, and usually I would rip the boards going ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet Cuts out

After 3 years the Faucet just started cutting out when trying to get to a higher pressure. I can only go to about 1/3 of max. I thought it might be the 3 way valve as most are plastic now. When to HD ...
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What type of glass to use for shelves?

I have a cupboard that has glass items in it: I'm thinking it would be really cool if these were glass shelves. Is there a special type of glass for this? I'm thinking it's got to have some kind of ...
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Kitchen Cabinets Turning Orange

I used Howard’s Wood Polish and Conditioner to clean some grime but it seems to have turned the portion I cleaned orange possibly stripping the initial layer of color I wanted to see what folks ...
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Connect three kitchen appliances to same water line?

In the kitchen, I'm trying to connect the sink, dishwasher, and washing machine to the same hot water line. Currently, my hot water has dishwasher and sink are hooked up: https://imgur.com/zgVDJG1 I ...
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Over the range microwave venting

I am installing my OTR microwave. The venting looks like it will definitely not align (thanks HVAC guy). In any case, can I simply use flexible venting to connect the microwave flange to the roof ...
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Installing trap with new deeper sink

I am trying to install a trap but I am having issues in doing so. I can seem to get the trap arm to line up with the trap. I am off by just about half an inch. Is there any solution other than ...
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Cooktop replacement… induction or ceramic? [closed]

I currently have a St George CC355 cooktop (2 burner) paired with an electric grill. The cooktop is hardwired in and the grill plugs in to a powerpoint under the bench. The ceramic cooktop shattered ...
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Are these scratches on an induction plate cleanable?

I have an induction plate that works great for a few years now. It is surprisingly clean, all kind of burned food is easy to remove. It has, however, a few very small scratches and I would like to ...
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Is it viable to vent a range hood back into the kitchen?

I live in a 2 story townhome. I would like to replace the recirculating above the counter microwave with a more stylish and more effective range hood. There are cabinets above the microwave, standard ...
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How much should over-the-range microwave stick out?

I moved into an apartment and want to install an over-the-range microwave. The space above the stove measures 30 in. wide, 11 in. deep, 15 in height. But how far outside of that should a microwave ...
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How far should the recessed lights be from 24” kitchen cabinets?

Most of the info on the web calls for lights to be centered at the counter’s edge. However, my upper cabinets are going to be 24” deep - basically matching the counter. The upper cabinets, as well as ...
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How can I remove a porcelain sink from a granite counter?

I'd like to replace my kitchen sink. It is a drop-in porcelain, mounted in a granite tile countertop. It has been there almost 20 years. The tile is in great shape and I would like to avoid ...
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Should I add outlets inside my cabinets for LED lighting?

I'm replacing my kitchen cabinets. I'm planning on having two independent runs of LED strips: under the wall cabinets and toe kicks. I'm also considering lights inside some cabinets such as the lazy ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25“ thick wood shelving with 11” depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Locating Electrical Outlet Behind Kitchen Cabinet?

I'm currently trying to install an over the range microwave, but I realized that the contractor likely put up a my kitchen cabinets over the outlet itself. Without having to remove the entire cabinet ...
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Can solder be used instead of quick disconnect terminals?

Current state: Original: I am repairing a cordless kettle's base plate whose the power cord was cut. The new wires need to be connected to the contact pins in the base. Originally, quick disconnect ...
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Join kitchen worktops, one side has a 2~3mm gap because I cut the wrong side of the line

I am installing my first kitchen and have had to make two cuts. One of the cuts I've done on the wrong side of the line resulting in a 2~3mm gap. I was given Colorfill to use to join the worktops. ...
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What is this metal cable in wall?

I'm adding a window in my kitchen and found this metal cable between two pipes in the corner. Slab home. Can someone please let me know what it is?
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How can I run 2" sink vent stack through top plate?

I'm renovating my kitchen which used to have soffits. We've pulled out all the soffits and framing of the soffits. The vent stack for my sink goes up the wall and comes out of the wall just before the ...
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Removing burnt plastic residue from gas cooktop cap

Initially, a grimey cooktop: After a round of heavy-duty oven cleaner it looks almost brand new: https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/233881 However... The burnt stain was me getting a ...
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Moving a vent/stack pipe

Currently my kitchen vent/stack pipe joins with another stack and I need to move them to allow a window to be installed. Can I just redirect them to the right hand corner then up that corner stud, ...
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What is this closed off pipe under my kitchen sink? [duplicate]

This pipe has a very slow leak. What is the pipe for and what is the best way to stop the leak?
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How to connect switch to electric box containing 3 grey (twin and earth) cables?

The circuit breaker belonging to kitchen tripped today and I narrowed the problem down to faulty switch controlling my fridge. I immediately removed the switch but I forgot to take picture of previous ...
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How can I prove my kitchen exhaust vent egress

The 2-storey ten year old house that I bought last year has a non-venting range hood over the gas stove. I want to replace this with a venting range hood. In in the cabinet directly above where the ...
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4 New LED lights, Last one flickering

Just bought a house and took out old ugly garage-looking lights from the kitchen (long bulb in a frame with thin plastic covers), and cut some holes to put in 4 slim recessed LED lights. There are two ...
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Hanging kitchen cabinets on 2x3s

I'm renovating my kitchen. The current cabinets were screwed into 2x2s and in some cases directly into a cinder block wall. I'm not a fan - it makes it difficult to run my electrical. However, ...
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Anyone know where the flow restrictor might be here? (Grohe Minta Touch)

I am looking to increase the flow rate of my kitchen faucet. It is currently around 1.75GPM. The faucet is a Grohe Minta Touch (original version). Attached below is a photo of the faucet diagram, any ...
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No room to unscrew kitchen faucet

It's a pretty simple problem, but I couldn't find anything, maybe I'm searching for the wrong keywords. There's no room no unscrew my kitchen faucet, even if I twist the spout along with it there's ...

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