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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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Consulting expert for remodelling plans while doing the work myself?

I'm planning a kitchen renovation that involves removing a floor to ceiling pantry that separates the kitchen and dining areas, new cabinets, new flooring, and new appliances. I'm unsure of how to ...
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How much deeper sink can I get away with without having to redo waste drain?

I'm remodeling the kitchen. Our sink is a standard 7" deep sink, but most cool sinks these days are 8-10" deep. I would probably want to keep the existing configuration with the double bowl and ...
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Why is there two sets of black and white wires connected together in my wall?

Don't understand what this is, I was told it was probley a splice in the wires to extend wiring but I thought white had to be with white, black with black and ground to ground.....is this something ...
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Kitchen drawer soft-closer - whose company logo is this?

The soft close on my pull out larder has broken and I'm struggling to identify it for obtain a replacement. Does anyone recognise this logo? The only other identifying mark on it is a number 136685 ...
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Range hood - not powerful enough to clear smoke?

Whenever I sear steak (or cook anything on high heat), despite having our range hood on the highest setting, the smoke alarms always go off and the entire house smells pretty bad for several hours. ...
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Issue with Kitchen Receptacle

I have a kitchen split receptacle. The top outlet of the receptacle reads 120V AC as expected, with the hot wire being red and feeding from the breaker. The bottom outlet reads 17.44V AC, with the ...
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Microwave oven is not working but display works well

I recently moved to a new place. Since moving my Bosch microwave oven (model number: HLK4555EU/01 1) stopped working. The user interface seems to be functional but it just doesn't start. While moving ...
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Low water pressure in a specific sink after turning off the supply lines

Water pressure is normal in my entire house, however, recently, I had to turn off the shutoff valves to a single sink. Since I closed the shutoff valves and then opened them fully, the water ...
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How to remove moisture from kitchen air?

Our new home has a kitchen in a corner without a vent-out channel. As far as I understand, standard kitchen hoods can't condensate and collect water from the air they process. What can be an ...
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How can I remove Gorilla Glue smudges from a quartz countertop?

I used Gorilla Glue to fix an item and of course there wasn't enough counter protection. I removed as much as possible but now there's smudges of Gorilla Glue. I am afraid to do more damage! Has ...
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Does an activated carbon filter in a kitchen hood dry the air?

Clearly, an activated carbon filter can be expected to collect what comes from the cooking plate with the air. But what happens to the moisture, how much of it will leave the hood?
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Found mismatched breaker and wiring while replacing kitchen outlet in older house

I have a few experiences wiring outlets and lighting but still am a novice. We have a 1941 2BR house in the US. A duplex outlet had chipped plastic on one of the outlets where the ground prong ...
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Is it worth it to DIY kitchen cabinets?

Has anybody tried to build their own kitchen cabinets ? I have to replace only about 12 feet of base and top cabinets. They are costing me almost $6000 (installed) for medium grade cabinets. These ...
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Exposing Beams in existing ceiling [closed]

I am planning to remove drywall ceiling and expose the beams. The area is above kitchen and family room. There are quite a few recessed lights and fans. What considerations I have to bear in mind ...
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Storing ladder below subfloor in kitchen

My kitchen height is 9 feet. To maximize storage, I am planning to have cabinets all the way upto ceiling. To avoid lugging in a ladder all the time, I am planning to build storage under subfloor. ...
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Are there simple ways to construct shelving under a kitchen worktable?

I have the following worktable in my kitchen: I'd like to have another "shelf" below the table top. Are there any simple solutions to this problem? It might be possible to purchase another shelf ...
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Appliances in between studs shelving

As part of my kitchen remodel, I am planning to install cabinets between studs. Essentially these are about 14" x 3.5" shelves and can be installed between studs. ( if you google "between stud ...
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diagram of a double p-trap for a double kitchen sink

have a double sink in my kitchen and the water run back and into the empty sink. can I put a double p-trap in and will it stop the back rain
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Align kitchen cabinets to wall, or align face frames?

First time installing kitchen cabinets. Uppers went it fine, no trouble at all. With the base cabinets, though, I have one wall that is out of square about 1.5 inches in 12 feet. Should I just be ...
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NEC 422.16(B)(2) Built-in Dishwashers and Trash Compactors Requirement

According to the titled part of NEC, "(4)Receptacles shall be located to protect against physical damage to the flexible cord." I have installed a dishwasher recently, but the plugged to a receptacle ...
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Asbestos fragments and hepa filter shop vac

I pulled up some moldy flooring and found some slightly damp plywood boards underneath. Underneath that was some 12 x 12 tile. I put on a respirator and pulled up about 4-8 sq ft of the stuff. Anyway ...
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Will Kitchen Backsplash Update Trigger 2ft/4ft Rules of Receptacles above Countertop?

I am planning to replace the backsplash in the kitchen at my home. NEC 210.52 requires that every spot on the countertop should not be distanced more than 2ft from a receptacle. the current condition ...
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Water shut-off valve

Does anybody know how to take off this kind of water valve I don't where to unscrew this water valve?
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Adding an outlet in kickspace of kitchen cabinet kickspace, meet code?

Some time ago I added an outlet in the bottom/side of a kitchen cabinet. I took out the drawer, cut an access panel in bottom of cabinet and ran the wire up from the basement, through the floor. Used ...
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Can two kitchen disposals share a circuit?

I'm in California. Current code, AFAICT, requires a dedicated circuit for dishwasher. That means that, by default, the disposal (being under sink) would also have its own circuit. In my kitchen ...
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Fridge/freezer door keep closed

Whenever I close the fridge door,the freezer door below pops open. Sometimes it closes by itself but equally it often stays open allowing the freezer to defrost. I wondered if I could use magnets ...
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Seeking a way to operate a Laundry Dryer when I'm not using my Kitchen Stove/Oven

I want to use a Clothes Dryer in my Apartment, but it requires a 240 volt plug. The only place that has such a plug is the Kitchen Stove/Oven. Is there a splitter available (or could I make one) so ...
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Can I use WD40 to remove rust from my electric hob plate?

I used WD40 to remove some rust from my bicycle u-lock recently (locking mechanism). It worked very well (I put some bike lube on it afterwards). Now, I have plenty of rust on my electric hob plate. ...
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Can pipes under the kitchen counter be moved into the sub-floor

Our dishwasher sticks out by 5cm (2 inches). When we pull it out we can see the 20 year old (or more) plumbing typical of that age in the United Kingdom: Question: Can the pipes be rerouted to be ...
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why does kitchen faucet only work when dishwasher is running

Kitchen faucet only works when the dishwasher is running. I tried cleaning the diswasher filter but made no difference. Any ideas?
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What is the maximum length I can extend the water supply/drain hose coupling for my PORTABLE DISHWASHER?

I just purchased a full-size, portable dishwasher (Maytag). The water supply/drain hose coupling is not very long and I would like to extend it to approximately 10 feet long. - Is there a maximum ...
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Remove and replace kitchen window with just caulking outside

I have an old kitchen window and like to replace it with modern double pane glass. Here is the look from inside: Here is from outside: Do I just remove the caulking from the outside (red box)? Then ...
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Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet. ]2 When I try to loosen the bolt from the bottom of the sink, the entire fixture spins. I can't get any leverage to turn the bolt. If I have ...
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How can I provide an electrical outlet at my portable kitchen island?

I want to use appliances on my kitchen island but don't want it to be built in. If I hang a pendant light and install a lamp holder outlet adapter into a light bulb socket. Is this dangerous or a ...
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Flaking in kitchen ceiling - will plaster patch work?

Need some advice. We acquired an older property a few years back that had a kitchen ceiling with water damage from the past, just past a foot wide. (Culprit was apparently a lack of/damaged caulking ...
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Can I replace a microwave with a range hood exhaust vent without doing carpentry?

My fairly small kitchen has a standard (30") four-burner slide-in gas range, and above it a microwave with a built-in vent. All over 10 years old. The vent exhausts to the exterior via a duct that ...
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Kitchen lit with exclusively PAR20 spot lights, how can I reduce shadows?

At some point somebody installed 6 can lights that accept PAR20 bulbs in my kitchen. It appears that PAR20 bulbs are for spot lighting, which means focused lighting, which means shadows everywhere. ...
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What is this (in kitchen plumbing)!

I took apart part of the drain system underneath my kitchen sink to clear a clog, and found this guy. Not sure if someone in my house dropped it down on accident, or it’s been there a while, or broke ...
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How to fix a leaking pipe?

Kitchen pipe is leaking, I think I have identified the leaking is the red circle. I should not apply glue or any kind of sealant, should I? What if I tighten it with a spanner and it still leaks? ...
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Large hole in porcelain kitchen sink - is it fixable?

My wife dropped a cutting board in the sink today and we ended up with quite a large hole. I believe the sink is porcelain. This is not ideal as she was planning on doing a lot of holiday cooking. I’...
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I only Have Cold water from kitchen faucet. No hot water

I just moved into a house that I normally have rented out. No hot water comes out of the kitchen faucet. When I turn it to either Hot setting or cold setting, regardless the water comes out cold. ...
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Door seal to stop spreading cooking odour

Have reasonably good ventilation and smoke extractor in the kitchen. But still, food/cooking odour are spreading in adjacent rooms; possibly through a small gap between door and frame. Can anyone ...
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How to remove a couple tiles BEFORE grouting

Long story short - I installed a subway tile backsplash and 95% of it looks good, but there is a 1 foot by 1 foot area that came out wavy. I want to remove just this small area and redo it before I ...
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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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Safe to install vinyl plank flooring under appliances?

We’re installing luxury vinyl plank flooring in our kitchen and the instructions inside the box say not to install underneath appliances which we didn’t know until we started. How hard and fast is ...
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All lights have tripped out!

The existing kitchen light was taken down, it was always blowing the bulbs. Currently, there's no light fixture up, just a connector type thing. Is this wired correctly? I've attached a photo, the ...
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Understanding and repairing kitchen shelf door based on a gas spring

From my understanding, a gas spring has more or less unlimited life. However, in our kitchen (1) which is by now more than 10 years old, a kitchen shelf door using two 250N gas springs seems to get ...
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Can I place the MUA vent directly beneath the range?

In California, I'd like to upgrade my range hood and may require make up air. I've seen these installed in the toe kicks of kitchen cabinets. Would it be acceptable to install registers directly ...
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How should kitchen units be fitted to accommodate walls not perpendicular?

So I got a carpenter to fit a stud wall which butts up against a brick wall of the house. (I could've done it but I thought I'd get a pro so it was perfectly plumb and straight.) It's all plastered ...
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How to put telephone plate back to the wall

I have this telephone plate in the kitchen and the backsplash tile is brand new. I don't remember how it looks like before. There were only two wires coming out. Now I don't want to cut the tile and ...