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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rotating fitting for copper/steampunk faucet?

Update 3 Years Later: A Shark Bite expansion joint/coupling is working great. Been using it many times a day for 3 years and no problems. Firm, rotates easily, and doesn't leak. https://photos.app.goo....
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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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Broken control panel glass on propane range

The glass covering the control panel on our Whirlpool propane range shattered after I don’t a pot on it. Whirlpool says I need to replace entire control panel ($949.00). Can I just remove the glass ...
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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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light fixture with no power

We are installing a light fixture in my kitchen, it's an old fixture that was my grandmothers. When we hooked everything up at first the light worked and everything else on that circuit also worked (...
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When to stop putting out mouse traps?

So last week my wife and I discovered some evidence of mice fooling around in our kitchen at night (e.g. shuffled cleaning supplies under the sink, hoarded dog food, and of course their droppings). ...
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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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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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Getting a countertop dishwasher to work in a convenient manner

I purchased a Koldfront countertop dishwasher for an old home I've just bought. I'm up to my knees in expenses and projects, so I don't want to get into anything major, like having a plumber trying ...
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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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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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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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What can I use instead of a ducted range hood in my kitchen?

I know this edges pretty close to a shopping recommendation, but I hope that I'll manage to stay on the good side. If not, please tell me and I'll delete the question myself. My situation: I live in ...
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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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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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What is a good option for raising my kitchen sink?

We just moved in to a new-to-us house (build in 1986), and I feel like the kitchen sink is "too" low. I've just learned that "standard" counter height is 36 inches; I measure 35 1/4" from the floor to ...
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Microwave door interlock switch keeps failing

I have a 1000W GE "over the range" microwave (model JVM3160RF) that is now about 3 years old. Earlier this year, one of the interlock micro-switches failed (would not depress) which caused the ...
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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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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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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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Dishwasher - pump does not stop working after getting an Error message

We have an elektrolux dishwasher which is some years old. Today while working it gave an error message about leaking water. We found no water outside on the floor. After turning the dishwasher off the ...
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I get no water from the kitchen faucet

I've read the answers on this site, and now I'm wondering, where is the aerator? OP: noted there was no water from the Faucet or Dishwasher, in subsequent follow up, it was noted the dishwasher does ...
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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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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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Kitchen / Bathroom sink are very “splashy” - How can I change this rectangular aerator?

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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Insulating Behind Completed Kitchen Cabinets

Recently moved into a new home that had just been renovated. The kitchen looks complete, but now that we are here we have started to notice things. In there it is always cold and drafty, and I know ...
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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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How do I connect my kitchen sink sprayer

I just bought a house, and the first thing to break is the spray hose for my kitchen sink. It was added recently, and I'm unable to find any brand listed to help me understand the parts, or even what ...
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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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Move wall drainpipe to make room for garbage disposal?

My kitchen sink is almost centered over the wall drainpipe and there seems to be no way to arrange any connections to make room for the garbage disposal. Before I give up and learn to live without, ...
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Can I use a tandem 20A breaker for two kitchen circuits?

I am in the process of renovating the kitchen in my 100+ year old home, including cleaning up the electrical “situation” the previously owner attempted and bringing up to code. NEC requires that ...
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Can one of the (two or more) required 20A circuits for kitchen receptacles also serve a Dishwasher? (California Code)

Does the California Electrical Code allow one of the two required 20A circuits powering the wall / floor receptacles to also power a dishwasher? Bonus question: If not, and the dishwasher requires its ...
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Kitchen sink cabinet size question

What is the minimum width I can use for an under-sink cabinet when using a 30" wide cast iron sink?
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What is the proper why to add an outlet to island side panel?

I'm replacing the cabinets on my existing island and preparing it for a waterfall countertop. I need to move two small appliances outlets to the side where the dishwasher is located. NOTE: these are ...
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How can I remove the stopper from my sink?

As you can see in the picture, in my infinite wisdom, I managed to block the kitchen sink with the stopper by placing it upside down in the sink, now I can't take the stopper out... Oops. Any ...
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Can this closet header be removed? [closed]

I started tearing down a pantry closet. Can I take down the header? I just want to take front wall off. The two sides would remain. Note that the drawing is reversed from what was actually built.

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