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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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First time changing a faucet and i am stuck

I am a complete novice in terms of changing faucets (and DIY generally), but you have to start somewhere right? I need to change my kitchen faucet and of course I am already getting stuck with the ...
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How to adjust these soft close hinges on the door?

The cabinets in my kitchen have soft close hinges --- see pictures below. The hinges brand is Hettich. One of the cabinets suddenly stopped closing "softly" and it just slams right back in. ...
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Is there such a thing as an expanding fastener that pressure-grips into a U-shaped channel?

I have a kitchen wall which is made of wooden boards separated by U-shaped recessed channels. Rental house, so no drilling possible, but it occurs to me that if there were such a thing as an expanding ...
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Does anyone know this brand logo?

I'm trying to identify the maker of my kitchen sink. It has a stamp on the bottom, but I've had no luck identifying the company name. I live in a house just south of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the ...
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Outdoor kitchen on sloped patio

I am building an outdoor kitchen using standard 8"x8"x16" concrete blocks on a concrete patio which slopes away from the house. The length of kitchen is 120" and the slope of the ...
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Aluminium utensils.cleaning colours carbon stains

I saw videos in youtube to clean Aluminium utensils with be boiled vinegar solution (boiled white vinegar+ detergent+salt+ lemon+ baking soda) or caustic soda solution or toilet cleaners harpic I ...
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Can you connect both a cooktop and an oven off one three-phase cable?

I have a couple of contractors renovating my kitchen and I have two appliances that I will need them to install: an induction cooktop (7600W max power, three-phase) a built-in oven (3600W max power, ...
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New oven door insulation visible

I have had a new oven installed. One side of the door hinge has insulation coming out slightly. It may have gotten slightly discolored from use. Is this normal and safe, or should the insulation be ...
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Best Circuit for Kitchen Receptacle

I have a 3-gang box above my kitchen counter with 3 switches: One for a lighting circuit One for the under-sink disposal One for the dishwasher Nobody wants a wall switch to turn off the dishwasher, ...
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Can kitchen island receptacles serve one of the two required small appliance branch circuits?

Remodeling a kitchen - I already have the two required 20A circuits. However, due to removing a wall to open things up, the receptacles that one of the branches serviced will no longer exist and there ...
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Does adding a receptacle to a circuit require updating to AFCI?

Remodeling a kitchen. I'll be adding two new circuits dedicated to the microwave and fridge. I'll also be reconfiguring the countertops which will result in having to add another outlet to meet code ...
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faucet spins after using hot water, how can i keep it fixed in place?

this faucet needs to spin, but after using hot water, or rotating too far, the base begins to spin in place. sometimes this causes leaking issues the plumbing underneath the sink since it all spins ...
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What wire do I use to retrofit a ground wire from new range back to breaker box?

Redoing my kitchen and installing a new range while also moving the location of the range outlet (thus, I am required to bring it up to code). Existing range is 8/3 with no ground and a 3 prong outlet ...
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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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Is a 45 degree turn in the vertical portion of a drain line OK?

The drain line for my kitchen sink currently drops vertically through the subfloor and makes a 90 degree turn in the joist bay below. I am relocating the sink, pushing it about 20" back, e.g., ...
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Where is it safe to connect drain pipe of RO filtration system?

I'm installing iSpring RCC7AK filtration system in a rental apartment so I'd love to minimize impact on existing equipment. I'm considering 4 locations to connect: Drill a hole in the cap. I can't ...
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Two-phase/3-phase cooker connections in the Netherlands

I need to replace an induction hob that has been broken with another of the same model (IKEA Matmässig, just for sake of completeness). Original connection options The original connection to the mains ...
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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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I replaced our burnt-out dishwasher detergent dispenser with a new unit, yet the dispenser door still won't open during the wash cycle. What's wrong?

The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid ...
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

I'm trying to remove a Moen kitchen faucet. It is a single-lever faucet with a separate spray hose. I disconnected all the supply lines and spray hose. But now I'm having trouble removing the faucet ...
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Put in a GFCI circuit breaker and get rid of 11 GFCI receptacles

My kitchen counter has 11 GFCI power receptacles. I don't know why the builder didn't just use 1 GFCI receptacle and daisy-chained the rest of them (they did in the garage). I read each GFCI ...
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Move Kitchen Sink Drain 18 inches

Doing a kitchen renovation and having a hard time finding a plumber. I am looking to move the kitchen sink that's at a 45 degree angle to no angle requiring me to move the drain line about 12-18 ...
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New Kitchen extractor fan stopped working

Brand new kitchen extractor hood fitted last week. The lights still work, but the fan won’t turn on, so I assume not a fuse problem. The extractor duct was about 5mm too large to fit in the top of the ...
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Repair Side of Cabinet from Cat Scratches

Long story short, I bought a house and the previous owner had cats, one cat scratched up the side of this cabinet. I would rather try to repair than to replace. My plan is to paint all the cabinets in ...
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Kitchen extractor duct sizing and fitting

I've just had our kitchen re-done. We've got a new kitchen extractor hood (Zanussi zfv919y), which has a 150mm duct outlet, with a set of flaps (anti-backdraft?) where it exits the hood. The old ...
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Drawer Roller Runner Comes Off Track

In my pantry, there are six drawers stacked vertically. Each drawer is on a pair of 18" roller runners. In the front, the track is mounted to wood. In the back, the track plugs into a face frame ...
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Can/how do I split a 6/3 50amp line into a 20 amp outlet and a 30 amp outlet?

My house has a 6/3 Cu 50 amp cable run to a junction box in the kitchen but we are changing the kitchen to have a built in oven and an induction cooktop in a different location. The new oven is a 240v ...
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How do I support a granite countertop over a dishwasher?

I'm currently designing a kitchen for myself - I'm going to be building all of the cabinetry, and I'd like to install a granite countertop. The counter will probably be 2cm thick as I'm told this is a ...
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GFI Tripping Down Stream

Hi, I've been at this for two days and I've run out of idea's, oping for a little guidance. I bought a home in December, built in 2008. The kitchen has 5 outlets along the back splash. In the middle ...
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New GFCI won’t work

I have a kitchen outlet that I’m trying to install a GFCI. I’ve identified the line wires and load wires. The black line wire is hot. I connected the line wires to the appropriate terminals. I ...
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Will I need to redo/repair drywall if I renovate my kitchen entirely?

So my girlfriend and I bought a new house and we're renovating the kitchen entirely. We do business with a fairly high-end company that will take care of things like counters, cabinets, ceramic on the ...
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What's the proper way to connect a gas line in a cabinet to a stove?

I recently had a contractor move my stove's gas shutoff valve into a cabinet. He used a gas range connector to connect the new shutoff valve to my stove. The connector is routed down through the crawl ...
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Purpose of thin bendable copper tubing under kitchen sink

The cold water line under my kitchen sink goes to a splitter (labeled "A" in the picture) with two ouputs and my question is what is the purpose of the output labeled "C" which is ...
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Nailing Down a Floating Floor?

I am installing laminate tongue-and-groove floating floors in my kitchen with the aid of my Grandfather. I was always under the impression that a floating floor was just that - not pinned down by glue,...
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Is there a non-glossy silicone for granite backsplashes?

We recently had LEATHERED granite countertops installed. We are waiting for the majority of the kitchen backsplashes to be cut to height in order to fit under existing wall tile, but one piece was ...
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Wiring Check-Over (Should be an easy answer)

Asking for a pretty easy check-in with a wiring change. This is pretty basic, but I'd rather ask the dumb questions and be sure. I want to move my fridge from one part of the kitchen to another. In ...
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Appropriate breaker types for kitchen circuits

We are updating our kitchen and I was just wondering if someone could tell me the code appropriate type of circuit breakers to use for circuits in the kitchen.
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Do I need to seal the rotating seams of a duct elbow?

Kitchen range hood installation questions: Do I need to seal the points indicated by the arrows? Any opinions on mastic over foil tape? I have some 3M 3340 laying around. Can mastic be used inside ...
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How to replace or cover a hole left by kitchen fan that vented to nowhere?

I removed my old exhaust fan, and in my naivety I disposed of it prematurely, thinking that I would be able to find a drop in replacement. Either my Google-fu is failing me, they don't make the size ...
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How to find out cfm of a kitchen exhaust to be replaced?

The manufacturer of the current kitchen exhaust I'm looking to replace has gone belly up for a long time. I'm struggling to find out from the labels on its cfm stats. How would you suggest finding ...
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Kitchen faucet install

Moen Adler 87233SRS single handle kitchen faucet. New install. Water live at stops but no water comes out of the faucet. Spray head not attached yet.
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Can I install a sink sprayer with a bathroom faucet?

I purchased a vessel type sink faucet made for bathrooms and installed it in my kitchen. How can I add a sink sprayer? If it has to be all cold water thats ok, but I think its possible to have a mixer ...
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DTC Soft Close Slider Replacement?

One of the sliders on one of the cabinets in our kitchen has been bent (kid fell on it). I've searched for "DTC 533 soft close slider" (DTC 533 can be seen on the slider below) to try and ...
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Does the wall termination vent for a kitchen range hood need fastened to the duct tightly?

6" duct running out through exterior wall. For my dryer wall vent, I used a pipe clamp to tightly secure the round duct around the outside of the male fitting on the wall vent. I have access to ...
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How to lift the corner of a heavy stove with a bottle jack

So I have a very heavy stove that I need to lift one corner of (to slip back in a floor protector disc that slipped out) and it's too heavy for one person to budge. I think it's 350 lbs. I have a ...
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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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Kitchen appliance setup specifically the fridge and oven

I saw a question similar to this but it was specific to energy consumption. My question is that our current kitchen setup has the oven next to the freezer side of our fridge. I’ve seen this setup in ...
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Fix drywall around electrical box

I decided to replace my kitchen backsplash only to damage the drywall behind it. How do I fix the drywall around electric box so that it is not flimsy and it is safe?
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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What do I look for when buying a used gas cooktop

We’re replacing an electric Jenn-air cooktop with a gas cooktop. I see several used ones on fb marketplace but worry about the safety of a used gas cooktop. Am I being paranoid or are there key things ...

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