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 drain older copper metal steel replace put a new one in

I'm trying to remove a drain out of a sink it's the older one I don't think it's ever been replaced the actual centerpiece it's letting all the debris go down it needs to be taken out so what do I do ...
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What can I do with two blind corners ('C'-shaped kitchen)

I have this space: There is around 80cm underneath the counter, call it 70cm afer allowing for a toekick. This consists of: 120cm on the left, reduced by around 9cm of wall to 111cm, of which 60cm ...
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Gluing Magnetic Knife Rack/Holder/Strip to Inside of Backpacker-Style Wooden Food Locker so I can remove it later

I don't like having my cutlery loose on the floor of my food locker, so I bought a magnetic strip for my knife, fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon and chopping knife. Now I just need to affix it to the ...
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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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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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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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faucet spins after using hot water, how can i keep it fixed in place?

this faucet needs to spin, but after using hot water, or rotating too far, the base begins to spin in place. sometimes this causes leaking issues the plumbing underneath the sink since it all spins ...
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Is a 45 degree turn in the vertical portion of a drain line OK?

The drain line for my kitchen sink currently drops vertically through the subfloor and makes a 90 degree turn in the joist bay below. I am relocating the sink, pushing it about 20" back, e.g., ...
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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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Drawer Roller Runner Comes Off Track

In my pantry, there are six drawers stacked vertically. Each drawer is on a pair of 18" roller runners. In the front, the track is mounted to wood. In the back, the track plugs into a face frame ...
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Purpose of thin bendable copper tubing under kitchen sink

The cold water line under my kitchen sink goes to a splitter (labeled "A" in the picture) with two ouputs and my question is what is the purpose of the output labeled "C" which is ...
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How to replace or cover a hole left by kitchen fan that vented to nowhere?

I removed my old exhaust fan, and in my naivety I disposed of it prematurely, thinking that I would be able to find a drop in replacement. Either my Google-fu is failing me, they don't make the size ...
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Kitchen faucet install

Moen Adler 87233SRS single handle kitchen faucet. New install. Water live at stops but no water comes out of the faucet. Spray head not attached yet.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden Step Down Casters

I am planning a movable kitchen island and want to hide the casters. I am planning to use these stepdown casters. These caster allow the legs to be lowered down in a stationary position, and when ...
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Glacier Bay Kitchen Faucet Cuts out

After 3 years the Faucet just started cutting out when trying to get to a higher pressure. I can only go to about 1/3 of max. I thought it might be the 3 way valve as most are plastic now. When to HD ...
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Are these scratches on an induction plate cleanable?

I have an induction plate that works great for a few years now. It is surprisingly clean, all kind of burned food is easy to remove. It has, however, a few very small scratches and I would like to ...
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Locating Electrical Outlet Behind Kitchen Cabinet?

I'm currently trying to install an over the range microwave, but I realized that the contractor likely put up a my kitchen cabinets over the outlet itself. Without having to remove the entire cabinet ...
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Anyone know where the flow restrictor might be here? (Grohe Minta Touch)

I am looking to increase the flow rate of my kitchen faucet. It is currently around 1.75GPM. The faucet is a Grohe Minta Touch (original version). Attached below is a photo of the faucet diagram, any ...
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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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Can I remove kitchen bulkhead/soffit without removing cabinets?

I want to begin a kitchen remodel project. Step 1 will be to fix all the walls. I want to DIY demolish the existing 12" soffit above the cabinets, then hire a plumber/electrician to adjust the ...
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Sharing kitchen hood and kitchen ventilation through one duct

My kitchen currently does not have a kitchen hood, so I'm planning to install it. At the moment there is a ventilation duct, my idea is to connect the hood pipe to the ventilation pipe in the drop ...
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Trying to install countertop/bar on an existing halfwall

Being the poor person I am, I am trying to slowly upgrade my kitchen whenever able. My parents got new counter tops and saved their old formica counters for me. I currently have an L shaped half wall ...
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Is it normal for an experienced Finish Carpenter to put so many blemishes on walls during a kitchen cabinet install?

I recently hired a Finish Carpenter with “30+ years of experience” to install my white finish, plywood cabinets. I paid $1400 for him to mount 10 boxes (he only mounted 9 but still charged $1400 plus ...
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Freezer keeps defrosting

I have a Liebherr freezer/wine fridge (SWTNES 3010-25A). After about a year of owning it, the freezer started to "defrost" itself. I would open it up, and it was wet inside. Checking the temperature ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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Kitchen drain plumbing leak at double P-trap

This is the plumbing setup under our kitchen sink, there are two p-traps, one for the kitchen sink and another for the dishwasher that both feed into the drain pipe. The black p-trap (dishwasher) ...
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Face Frame Cabinet Hinges won't close

I have some large cabinet doors (3 hinges on each door) which I recently installed new soft-close hinges however the left side the bottom of the door won't close and on the right side the top of the ...
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I dont know where the dimmer needs to go

Have seen comments that say the dimmer in a 4-way configuration must be at one of the ends of the circuit. Already have a dimmer that functions well, but its mechanically failing. Since it works can ...
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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 faucet not working

I was running water into the sink while using the garbage disposal, but the water stopped coming from the faucet. I turned the disposal off, but the water won't come back on now.
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What's this piece called (Need to know what to stick into Google)?

I've got a drawer that is held in place with these clip type things but one of them is missing. I want to try and find a replacement but I need to know what it's called so that I know what to search ...
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TheDoor Release Button on our Panasonic microwave oven Model NN-H275

The door release button popped out on our microwave, can it be reinstalled?
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The proper kitchen hood

I have the following kitchen setup. The red line is the duct of width of cca 6 inches (15 cm). The kitchen is part of a living room which has volume of 90 m3 but is also connected to a hall of cca 26 ...
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Replacing a kitchen exhaust fan

Here's an exhaust fan in the ceiling of a kitchen that's probably around 40-50 years old: A non-contact voltage detector shows that the fan does get power when the wall switch is flipped on. However ...
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Can I place a slide-in gas range up against plywood sheathing?

I'll be putting a slide-in gas range up against a knee wall. However, I planned on bracing the knee wall with 3/4" plywood sheathing from the bottom plate up 30", where it would be completely covered ...
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How can I reduce an 8" duct to 4" in a short distance?

I currently have my kitchen cabinet that a Trades-Wind vent motor is being placed inside. The opening is 8" for the vent. My cabinet is not tall enough to allow for ducting to go from the 8" to a 6" ...
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1920s wood flooring type

I have a 1928 pacific northwest house. There is some kind of tongue and groove flooring under the existing flooring in my kitchen but it is difficult to see what it is. It is about a 1/2 inch thick ...
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My gas stove’s igniter never stops, the spark even starts before turning the knob

My gas stove’s igniter never stops, the spark even starts before turning the knob, so I had to unplug. This is not igniter won’t stop when burner is lit, igniter just starts when I plug the code.
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Does laying vinyl click flooring under appliances void the warranty?

I have just had a new kitchen installed and after all I decided to put a new floor which happens to be vinyl click panels. I was told that to make the floor to look professional the installer would ...
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dripping faucets

I have a delta faucet with ceramic valve bodies in my kitchen. It was dripping and I replaced both hot and cold and it's still dripping but not as bad. My gas hot water tank(watts expansion tank at ...
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Sealant/joining compound for kitchen laminate worktop installation

What is the recommended sealant and joining product for use with laminate kitchen worktops? I have a butt joint within 10cm of the kitchen sink, and water has penetrated the joint and expanded the ...
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Kitchen aerator doesn't want to screw tightly into place

I'm trying to replace my kitchen faucet's aerator, but as I'm tightening it, it'll reach a point where it sort of "pops" and becomes loose, allowing me to tighten it again. I'm not sure if that's a ...