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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Temporary Fix for Leaky Sink Gasket Washer - Putty?

all. I have a kitchen sink gasket that is leaking small drips between the rubber gasket/washer and the screw ring. It looks like the glue between the pieces and somewhere along the cardboard ring is ...
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after using blender, all outlets in kitchen stopped working and now devices connected to them flicker on and off

A family member was using the blender this afternoon in the kitchen, and it suddenly stopped working, along with the rest of the outlets in the kitchen. I reset all the breakers, including the main, ...
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New sink installation: garbage disposal sits lower and p-trap no longer at the right height for the drain

I'm completely new with basic plumbing, but last ngiht after my new sink went in I tried reattaching the garbage disposal and new faucet. It wasn't too bad but the disposal sits a little lower than ...
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Ideas for sealing kitchen sink pvc pipe to bottom of strainer that sheared off (old)

Sink from at least the 60s, probably the late 30's. New kitchen relocation maybe in a year, but pipe seal burst at drain and when reattached new pvc nut it sheared off most of the bottom of strainer. ...
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Can I install a plug on a hard-wired cooktop?

I have a 30" 5 burner cooktop stove that is hardwired. Due to my requirements, I have to be able to swap it out with another cooktop every once in a while. I was wondering if it is safe to wire the ...
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Looking for studs in thick plasterboard to attach 12" kitchen cabinet

I have the Ikea 12" kitchen cabinet. It is standalone (between sink that's separately attached and stove). It is a pullout, so I need to attach it to wall. I cannot find the studs in that wall at all....
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How can I trim 1/8 off the bottom of an installed cabinet?

I tried to replace an over the range microwave today. My kitchen has a cabinet over the microwave and a tile backsplash behind the range. Thus, I have a 16 1/4” vertical space for the new microwave. ...
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Reverse osmosis draining

How long before a new whirlpool reverse osmosis fills the tank and stops draining? I installed the brand new system this afternoon and after 4 hours it is still draining. Does that mean the tank is ...
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prevent kitchen aspirator exhale from other condominium kitchens

first of all sorry my bad english. I live in a condominium in a rented house and the owner installed very cheap appliances in the kitchen. The condominium has the kitchen aspirator pipe for the ...
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Add tile to kitchen floor, eveness problem

My current kitchen floor has a plywood subfloor with glued on vinyl tiles. It would be better to have a mortar bed with ceramic tiles, but if I do this, it will add about an inch and a half to the ...
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edge gluing more wood onto butcher block countertops to make them wider?

Question is: can I take same width strips of the same species wood - ideally from another section of same-brand butcher block, and then glue and clamp it to the butcher block countertop to make it ...
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Measuring Incoming Gas Pressure to Stove

I have a new BlueStar Platinum range that I'm trying to hook up. I am wanting to make sure everything is connected per their instructions. They mention the following regarding the incoming gas line: ...
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Installing pendant lights - no junction box available/feasible

In laws are coming into town and are seeing our house for the first time. As you can imagine my honey-do list is a mile long! We just finished up painting our entire upstairs (about 1000 sq ft) and ...
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Pipe alignment/height issue

I have an issue involving the heights of the pipes under the sink. I recently installed a new deeper sink and the drain is much lower to the point that it is the same height as the pipe leading into ...
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Is there a reason I should NOT install a ceiling fan in my kitchen?

We need to install a new ceiling light in the kitchen. We do not have any kind of exhaust fan in the kitchen, and it would be nice to be able to move the air around on the occasion that something gets ...
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Using the outlet on an electrical stove for small appliances

The outlet that is on the front panel of my electric stove is three prong and I have been using it for my coffee maker. Now because I've been looking into the wiring codes regarding another issue, I ...
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How to connect LED tape strips in separate locations to one power source?

We're looking into running LED Tape Lights under the wall cabinets in our kitchen. We have three sections that would get the lights and we need them all powered by a single switch. There is a switch ...
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Rotating fitting for copper/steampunk faucet?

I'm trying to build an exposed copper (think steampunk) kitchen faucet. Everything is easy except the ability to rotate the faucet side to side, like to reach the left sink or right sink. See the ...
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Glass cooktop stove with scratches on it

Yesterday my exhaust hood broke (short circuit, I guess) and all of the plastic melted on top of the stove... I got it cleaned and the exhaust hood removed. Now my stove has scratches on the glass (...
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Wiring disposal/dishwasher/outlets in island

In addition to my 2 dedicated small appliance circuits on the main counter, my kitchen has an island with sink and dishwasher. I have two dedicated circuits available for the island and need to wire ...
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Mounting a microwave w/o the upper cabinet

I'm working on a kitchen remodel and the designer has asked that the over the stove microwave be mounted under a floating shelf! The shelf has a capacity of 50lb and the microwave weighs 63 lbs. Is ...
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Check if propane gas tank is almost empty?

We have a 100-lb propane gas tank that we use for our gas stove. We never know if the tank's almost empty, and I always wonder if we're changing it too soon. Is there an accessory that I can add to ...
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Please help cold water frozen not the hot in the kitchen

My kitchen sink cold water has frozen 2 times in the past 2 weeks. The hot water did not this time but did the first time. I also have a dishwasher; could that have something to do with it? I can do ...
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a non working single 10W MR16 in a recessed light (LED)

One of the bulbs is not lighting up. I tried a new bulb and replaced the ceramic bulb holder and that did not help. What am I missing? Could it be a transformer that suddenly went bad? If that is the ...
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No Hot Water in Kitchen Faucet, hot water runs to dishwasher but not to faucet

Problem: Our single handle kitchen faucet has no hot water Details: hot and cold water fine in rest of house checked under sink and hot water is running to dishwasher BUT with hot water valve open ...
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Kitchen Installation new build: How long after heat goes on?

In Short Our kitchen suppliers have told us that the kitchen should only go in 6-8 weeks after the heat has been turned on in our new build. Their concern is how dry the house is, I assume the issue ...
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blocked sink due to same height of drain outlet?

I recently bought into a new place. It's a fixer-upper, but before my wife and I start the work, we're living in it while we finalize our plans. Our kitchen sink does not drain on its own. We ...
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How can I install a steel sink if the mounting rails don't fit through the cutout?

I need a stainless steel double bowl kitchen sink (33 × 22, standard size). All the ones I see have these rails under the edge. This is to clamp the sink to the counter. The hole I have cut is a bit ...
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Hot water trickles, but cold water fine from same inlet on faucet

This one is baffling me so I'll try to describe it clearly. We have a single-spout, single-handle kitchen faucet. The hot water pressure is just north of a trickle, but only just. The cold water ...
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Sealing a pinhole at a soldered pipe connection?

I just replaced my kitchen faucet with a new faucet that was sold-as is, in-box, from an auction. After spending hours trying to get the old faucet off (years of rust and corrosion), I installed the ...
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Water Dripping out of Overflow Pipe outside of house near my kitchen?

I have a overflow? pipe near the kitchen drain on the outside of the house that's been leaking as of late, and I'm curious if anyone knows what the pipe is, what it does, and how to fix the issue? ...
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How do I remove the cotton from my Frigidaire oven? [closed]

How do I remove the cotton from my Frigidaire oven? It smells like rat urine.
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How to re-attach kitchen cabinet laminate?

In two different Formica-covered bottom cabinets in my house, the Formica is not perfectly attached to the wooden-base cabinets. The edges of the Formica have become unattached to the wooden cabinet. ...
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Replacing Electric Cooktop 30A #10 Wire (manual says needs #8 wire)

Really struggling to find a 30A electric cooktop, most of them are 40A and we have the Jenn Air JEC9530 that is running on two #10 wires to a double 30A breaker. I finally found a cooktop that says ...
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What water saving technology could I apply to this tap (pic below). I can't identify its gender

I tried amazon to find out, but i really couldn't figure out what water saving tech would be most helpful. See the Water Saving Tap Aerator
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Adding outlet to kitchen cabinet with a gap

I've finally gotten around to installing an outlet into my kitchen cabinets that were put in by the previous owners. Below is a picture of what I am working with. As you can see the wire is already ...
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What kind of tool can I use to tighten a faucet bolt in a tight place?

I am trying to tighten a kitchen faucet bolt (7/16 inch) in a very tight spot. Please refer to the picture. Standard size wrenches don't fit well enough for me to turn it. I've used a stubby wrench ...
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Using the cooking time on Samsung stove [duplicate]

My Samsung stove is model NE59J7750WS – Nancy 1 hour ago delete If I enter 150 I get 1.50 minutes. If I enter 500 I get 5 minutes. If I enter 5 I get 5 minutes. There is nothing on the display ...
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How to I enter hours and minutes on my Samsung range? [closed]

Why does the Cooking Time not allow me to enter hours? All I get is Minutes. What is that flashing arrow above where the digits are for the time? No matter when I enter amm I can get is seconds or ...
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bi folding pantry door to frosted single door?

I have a brand new home, and in the kitchen is a bi folding door on a track for pantry. I am looking to convert it to one of those frosted doors. Can I just put this on hinges to the wall? Or do i ...
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How can I wire up my new light? Old one was a fluorescent strip light

Also if I turn off electric at the mains so no electric in house at all am I quite safe and not likely to electrocute myself? 😳 Thanks
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Can I use the wiring for a range hood for a new outlet?

I took the stove hood down to remodel kitchen. I capped off the wires, but I would like to some some kind of outlet in the wall using these wires. Is this possible?
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How to remove and replace kitchen tile backsplash?

It's time to replace a tile backsplash, which is course textured, thick, and appears cut to fit around cabinets. Is there a reasonable way to chip it off and preserve the underlying wallboard, or ...
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How do I figure out where a kitchen leak is coming from?

I have a leak in my kitchen that rears its ugly head whenever there is severe rain and wind. To the best of my knowledge, it has only happened twice. Obviously, I would like to fix this. In the ...
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Use of paint on kitchen wall. Water and oil resistance

We are renovating our kitchen and we will not have top-level cabinets. (see picture). Now I am wondering if it is possible to use some type of paint and/or polish, for the wall behind stove or whole ...
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Can I or Should I Sand Drywall?

We're re-doing our kitchen that was built in 1980. The old countertops were cement & tile with the tile continuing into the backsplash on the wall. We've removed the old counters, backsplash, and ...
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Do i need a short-time timer for coffee maker/water boiler?

In many kitchens I have seen a short-time timer attached to the outlet where the coffee maker/percolator/water boiler is connected. I.e. to make coffee, they both need to start the coffee maker, and ...
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Dryer Outlet in the kitchen?

Just started to renovate my mother's kitchen and already got some of the appliances to install but I realized there's a 3-prong dryer outlet instead of a stove outlet when I removed the counter top ...
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Kitchen wiring issue

We recently bought a 1978 home in Florida. The kitchen wiring leaves me scratching my head. I think I have solved 2 of 3 major problems, but need advice on the last. (see pic) 4 different 20A ...
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Thin alkyd paint for spraying

I want to paint over factory finished kitchen cabinets. I plan to sand them and brush primer with oil based paint. I plan to use an alkyd paint I was told will make a nice finish. Home Depot warns ...