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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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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Can I drill a 6” hole in my i-joist (not load bearing)?

Hi I am in the process of installing a range hood in my basement and I need to snake the 6” vent through a I-joist to get it to a place where I can drill it out through the rim joist. The question I ...
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What should I consider / know about before replacing with a Stab Lok GFCI breaker?

My mom's house (close to Detroit, MI) has a Federal Pacific panel and we want to replace the existing kitchen circuit breaker with Stab-Lok GFCI breaker. I want to add that I do understand and read ...
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Samsung Dishwasher Leaving Brown Residue on Silverware

I am looking to fix a relatively new Samsung Dishwasher. The dishwasher works fine for the most part, but it consistently leaves a brown sticky residue on our silverware. I have tried to clean the ...
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Vintage Cast Iron Kitchen Sink

These brackets were used to hold up a large 1910 double drainboard cast iron sink. Has anyone ever seen how these are used?
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Bulbs for Round Kitchen Fixture Containing a Ballast

I cannot seem to find bulbs for this fixture. It is a 6 in. round recessed fixture intended for a single HID or fluorescent bulb, which was installed by the previous owner. It contains a fluorescent ...
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Moen kitchen faucet loose

I have a moen kitchen faucet that keeps coming loose. From below, I can tighten the nut, however it will not stay tight. As soon as I take my hand or wrench off the nut, it starts spinning backwards....
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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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What is the purpose of this steel pipe lagged to the stud in this dividing wall?

We’re looking to open up a wall that separates the kitchen and living room. The wall doesn’t reach the ceiling, currently has a 3ft doorway. The house is a single story slab on grade located in SoCal. ...
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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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How should under cabinet lighting wires be placed on the wall?

I just finished demolishing my kitchen. I noticed that the under-cabinet lighting cables are poking out the wall right at the bottom edge of the wall cabinets. To the untrained eye, this looks like a ...
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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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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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How to make sure cupboard door is not bending

My cupboard height is going to be 8 feet and I bought plywood and I didn't realise plywood could bend if the cupboard height is going to be more than 4 feet. Any suggestions and ideas I should keep in ...
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How to make a 12" deep wall cabinet face be 15" from existing wall

I'm remodeling my kitchen. First major remodel. I have purchased 12" deep unfinished stock cabinets. I would like to make the face of the 30x30x12 wall cabinet that will be above the stove/oven be 15" ...
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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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How to place an OTR microwave next to a wall

I am trying to replace an OTR microwave since the previous (quite old) one stopped working. While the space is the standard 30" wide, to the left of the opening is essentially a wall, and while I ...
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How to repair this kitchen drain pipe?

I bought an house. I've this kitchen "ripped" drain pipe. It is a cast iron pipe. How can I fix it to allow to connect my kitchen sink pipes ?
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Separate sure vent blocking new sink? Can it be moved?

We were installing a new sink from our old 5 inch sink and got halted when we realized it wouldn’t fit because of a sure vent. Of course we had no idea what it was and googled but now we are even more ...
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Any reason to change 15a receps to 20a receps (20a breaker, 12 gauge wire, Kitchen)

I have 20a circuits in my kitchen. The GFCI's are 20a, but all the standard receps are 15a. The breakers are 20a and the wire is 12 gauge throughout. Is there any reason to upgrade to actual 20a ...
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How to get a refrigerator tight to the wall with baseboard hot water heat.?

Complete overhaul of kitchen. We have 12’ of baseboard hot water heat. We are having a toe kick to re-route the pipe for the cabinets so they will be tight with the wall, but what can we do to to the ...
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What is the best way to remove paint smell from room?

Background. Ceiling collapsed in small part of kitchen due to water leak, initial damage was limited to small part of room, but somehow the people who landlord sent round (not professionals), they ...
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need quiet refrigerator for living room [closed]

We have an open-plan living room / kitchen. We installed IKEA furniture in the kitchen (Metod / Bobdyn). We have to choose a built-in fridge / freezer. For this IKEA kitchen one can only install 54cm *...
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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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Musty/smelly cabinets

I just bought an older house that had really bad DIYers. As a result, the inside of the kitchen cabinets were never finished and absorbed all kinds of smells. The worst is the musty smells. I ...
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Our new Whirlpool Range, WFC 315S0 burners turn off and back on in the middle of boiling product for any length of time. Is there a disconnect?

Our new Whirlpool Electric Range WFC315S0 burners turn off and back on in the middle of boiling product for any length of time. For instance while you are canning which requires consistent heat, the ...
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GFCI in kitchen

I have a double gang in my kitchen. I dont know where the wires come from but one lead to the old plug and another to a switch (which I believe is set up for 3 way). I am now replacing the old plug ...
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Low water flow from kitchen faucet

We installed a new faucet about 2 years ago and all was working well. It is a Krause single side handle. Recently we noticed that the flow rate had decreased for the cold side. After a few more days ...
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How can I reduce splash from faucets with rectangular outlets?

I just moved into a new flat and I have a problem with the kitchen and bathroom faucets. They are extremely splashy (if opened suddenly the water will spill out of the sink!) and whenever I clean 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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Where is clicking noise coming from in kitchen

We have an intermittent click somewhere in the kitchen. We are not sure if it is coming from an appliance or from a possible electrical problem. All appliances are electric and 2 Years old. The sound ...
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Can I add junction boxes to reroute these cables?

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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Height Adjustable Kitchen Island on Casters

I am planning to build a kitchen island with two features Height adjustable Movable using casters The reason for #1 is it can be used as dining table during parties The reason for #2 is that can be ...
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Kitchen hot water

The city shut off the water today to work on some water lines when my water come back on the kitchen sink hot water will not come on all other faucets have hot water coming out. I checked the valve ...
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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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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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Problem with Ladylux kitchen faucet sprayer

I have a 14-year old Grohe Ladylux kitchen faucet. Recently, the spray knob stopped working properly. Normally when you press and release the knob, the faucet goes to spray mode until you press the ...
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Why does the kitchen faucet lose pressure and sputter?

Only the kitchen faucet, all other in trailer work fine, will start with full pressure, lose the pressure, and if I turn the water off then back on, it sputters so hard that it can be felt on the ...
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Kitchen lights not working after changing bulbs

These F32T8 kitchen light bulbs stopped working, so I replaced them with these bulbs. After I replaced it, the lights turned on fine the first time. However, the lights no longer turn on. I've checked ...
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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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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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Is it legal to have a junction box with both #12 and #14 wires?

I'm remodeling a kitchen and I need to junction 14 gauge wires for a lighting circuit that are near impossible to get to or re-route. Is it permissible to junction 14 gauge wires in the same box with ...
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How to finish jagged edge of kitchen subway tile?

Did our own backsplash tiling in the kitchen, and didn't realize until we were finished that the cap/trim/edging goes UNDER the tile. Not on top. So now we've got an ugly looking edge to the tile (...
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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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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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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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Axial or centrifugal fan for short run out of kitchen?

I'm researching replacements for a broken extractor fan in my kitchen. It is wall mounted and runs through the wall straight outside, no long ducting involved. The current (broken) fan is the ...

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