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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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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Silica dust in kitchen countertops

6 months ago, I moved to apartment with quartz countertops. Today I realized that at the bottom of the all kitchen shelves beneath the countertops is a fine white powdery dust. It seems dust is ...
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What is the best way to join toe kick boards?

We got out cabinets installed and the only thing missing are the toe kicks. Sounds like something “simple” however, both of our runs are longer then a single toe kick board. The board they provided is ...
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Identifying the model of Moen faucet in kitchen

EDIT Here is a following-up question about disassembling this faucet END EDIT My kitchen sink faucet is leaky at the base and it should be able to be fixed by replacing cartridge according to online ...
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Installing kitchen island legs

I am installing cabinets for my kitchen remodel. This includes a kitchen island that looks like the following: What I am unsure about is the proper way to install the island legs. Do I install them ...
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The igniters on my range are clicking without me actuating them

Frigidaire range. I hear the igniters clicking about every 30 seconds. Why do the burner igniters on my range try to light when I’m not using them? M# fpg$3085kfc S# nfo1942381 Took a while to find ...
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Can we install a slide in gas range with convection oven outdoors?

I am planning to build a simple summer/outdoor kitchen in the covered patio. Even though the patio is covered it gets occasional rain and a lot of sun. I don't need a grill but need a good gas cooktop ...
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Electrical work

I am redoing my cabinets. I had a soffit when when I opened it up to remove I have 3-4 cables running through it. My question is if I do not have enough slack to get it over the joists or I can’t ...
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How do I make a spider farm in my kitchen to eat flies in the house? [closed]

I am planning on making an area set aside in the kitchen to breed and grow spiders to kill flies in the kitchen. This is completely theoretical right now, just something I am pondering, so I don't ...
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How are electrical circuits routed in a kitchen island or peninsula without a knee wall?

I am trying to refine and finalize the cabinet layout for my kitchen remodel project. One new run of cabinets will form an L-shaped peninsula, as shown here: In similar layouts I've seen a knee wall ...
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Self-locking caster wheels?

I'm planning to build a step stool on casters than can be easily moved around the room. In the past I've seen store-bought step stools where the wheels automatically lock when weight is applied. I don'...
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Can I widen the hole with a drill to straighten the handle?

I messed up the measurements of one of the IKEA kitchen handles. 32mm Vs 29mm to the edge, so 3mm off. Do you think I can drill to widen one hole left 1.5mm and the other hole right by 1.5mm and then ...
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Connecting 3 wire cooktop to home 3 wire 240v

My house's 240v circuit for the cooktop is a /2 cable. (black, white and bare copper). The new whirlpool cooktop has a 3 wire connection (black,red and bare copper). Whirlpool's instructions do not ...
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230v Electric Cooker

is the wiring correct this way ? in the plug, should the brown cable be wired in the R1(L1) or T3(L3)?
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Dishwasher not draining before and after pump replacement

I have an 8 year old he dishwasher(GSD4060D35SS). It developed a problem where it wouldn’t drain at the end of the cycle. I replaced the pump and solenoid after discovering some physical damage to the ...
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Dishwasher leaving residue, needing frequent cleaning

I'm looking for any ideas about how to get my dishwasher working better. Right now I need to take it apart and clean out a filter each week, but this filter is not easily removed (~8 screws) and did ...
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Replacing halogen under-cabinet lights - connection question

I'm replacing some old halogen under-cabinet lights but am not sure how to connect the new LED replacements. The old halogen lights had the following connector which is not compatible with the new ...
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Can I hang a countertop microwave oven under a cabinet with custom hardware?

I want to mount a microwave under a cabinet and I have selected the GE model that will work (the cabinet is quite shallow, so the depth was important). The problem is that GE produces two nearly ...
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What is the best approach to install crown molding on uneven top cabinets?

In our previous kitchen the crown molding was installed on top of the cabinets. It was secure with screws in the back. Removeable, great finishing and no damage to the cabinet front. Something like ...
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Pull-down faucet hose doesn't slide into sink/counter holes

Little bit of a thing here (and also my first time trying anything remotely like a plumbing project): I'm trying to replace a leaky pull-down kitchen faucet hose. I saw it was suggested to take the ...
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Replacing hardwired dishwasher with existing wire

I am replacing one Frigidaire gallery dishwasher with an new one. My old dishwasher only had a black and white wires for hardwiring. So it was wired black to black and white to white with the power ...
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Ragged laminate counter edge around under counter sink

Under mounted sink was installed with laminate counter, now laminate edge around sink is fraying and chipping. Can this be fixed? It is a 30 x 16 hole, not sure about the corner radius, too small for ...
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Is there any way to tell if these walls are load bearing from the blueprints?

We want to remove the highlighted walls. Is there any way to tell from the blueprints if these walls are load-bearing?
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Connected a new faucet, the pipes drip but only a little bit, is that a problem?

I installed a new kitchen sink faucet into a kitchen with over 60 year old plumbing. I tightened the connections at the point where the rigid piping meets the flexible risers, and there was some ...
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Kitchen exhaust fan vent pipe

We had professionally installed kitchen exhaust vent, venting outside. We had 300cfm and we were having smell issue in the house even after venting outside. We replaced the fan with 900 cfm and ...
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Samsung range blew the breaker

Stove popped and circuit breaker tripped unscrewed the back and where there is a red and white wires plugged into something has black burn marks around, any idea.
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Removing cartridge from mixer tap - recessed nut

I am trying to remove a cartridge from a mixer tap, and faced with this recessed nut that I cannot get a wrench around. It's also an unusual shape (well, not hexagonal). There is no maker name on the ...
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Plugging in my dishwasher and water filter to the same outlet with an extender

I have two appliances that I need to plug in to the same outlet. These are: A dishwasher - Bosch Benchmark 40-Decibel Top Control 24-in Built-In Dishwasher (Stainless Steel) ENERGY STAR A water ...
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Under kitchen sink outlet only allows two devices

It seems my under kitchen sink outlet only allows two devices at once. I have a wall outlet and I have an adaptor that converts the 2 outlets into 6 outlets. Then, I plug in the dishwasher and ...
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Single hole water faucet

I was wondering if one can put the lever on a single hole faucet in the front instead of the left. That way the hot is on the left and cold on the right. My daughter thinks I am crazy but I think it ...
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What causes gas oven to click but doesn't always ignite?

I have a Whirlpool WFG530SOESO range that I purchased new a few years ago. For a little while now it has been hit and miss if the oven works. You can always hear the igniter clicking and smell some ...
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Installed Hardie board with tin roof

Installed Hardie board, silver side down as ceiling with tin applied as roof. Can this type of application withstand being the roof/ceiling in an outdoor kitchen with no side walls?
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Is it safe to swap a 30A “Dryer Socket” with a 40A “Range Socket” if the breaker is 40A?

Just bought a house built in 1979 and am working on renovations. Today we had a new range delivered and ran into an issue trying to install it. Essentially, the old range was connected to a 30A "...
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Shouldn't a Kitchen be sealed off from cockroaches? Would a new Kitchen eliminate the problem?

I have cockroaches problem in Kitchen in my apartment and the only opening to drainage there is obviously the kitchen sink but it doesn't look like they are coming from there (they are found on ...
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Installing laminate splashback on top of old tiles

I’m installing a new IKEA kitchen, including a laminate splashback. Various people in forums and also a kitchen installer I got advice from are suggesting that the tiles should be removed before ...
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can a dishwasher be installed 17 feet from sink?

Due to the issues with my kitchen cabinet layout, I can't have my Bosch dishwasher installed next to the sink. The only place where the dishwasher can fit into is the cabinet that's 17 feet away from ...
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Kitchen sink drain pipe leaking inside the wall

I'm remodeling my kitchen and installed the new sink this week but noticed that any time the water runs, water emerges from inside the wall, near the drain pipe and as a result, the fiberglass ...
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Install soffit before or after new cabinet install?

I just took down the drywall and existing soffit on my kitchen wall. I am going to install taller cabinets. What steps should I follow? Should I re-drywall now, install the cabinets, then build out a ...
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Adding circuits to an outdoor surface mount electric panel for kitchen remodel

I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel. I originally thought there were (2) 120v circuits into the kitchen, so I thought I'd only have to add a couple more, but that is not the case. The two circuits ...
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Tiles or Hardwood: which one better handles movement across a subfloor joint? [closed]

I bought a 2400 sqf house. It now has carpet everywhere. Below the carpet I have concrete slab in the new part (built in 2009, ~800 sqft) and the old house has a wood subfloor with on top a solid ...
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How do I connect this Hansgrohe kitchen faucet to my water supply?

See the end of the supply lines in the photos. These are not threaded, so I guess this done by compression? I've used compression fittings before on 1/2 copper, but I've never seen this before on a ...
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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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