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Is it a good idea to pass a oven range hood exit duct in the roofs' ventilator?

I've just had a oven range hood installed, but now I have to install the ducts for the air to exit my house. My roof ventilator is pretty much right above where the oven is in my attic (its in quebec, ...
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Old kitchen range only has 3-wires, how to wire correctly to 4 wire circuit

So I have an old range that I'll probably replace soon, so I decided to inspect the wiring box under the counter. I wanted to make sure everything is safe when I wire the new range to the dedicated ...
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How can I connect a 10/3 range to an old 8/2 circuit?

This was working fine, but I had to move the range, and I didn't pay attention when I disconnected it. There is an 8/2 in the wall (black white bare) and the range has 10/3 (red black white bare). I ...
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Can I run my 40 Amp Range Stove partially on a 30 Amp generator

I plan to buy a 7500/9500 Watt generator with a L14-30 hookup, rated for 30Amps. The breaker for my Stove Range is a 40 Amp. I don't know the actual Amps required by my Stove; it's not in the manual ...
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How to air-seal apartment breaker box and range hood duct

I live in an apartment on the top floor. It's the dream apartment for me except for the heavy cooking smell from neighbors entering the unit. I believe the main culprit is the bathroom fan without ...
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Is it viable to vent a range hood back into the kitchen?

I live in a 2 story townhome. I would like to replace the recirculating above the counter microwave with a more stylish and more effective range hood. There are cabinets above the microwave, standard ...
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Repair range element switches?

The switches on a couple of range elements don't work well anymore. Sometimes the burner will suddenly go on full heat while the switch is set to low or intermediate heat. Is it possible to safely ...
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Installing nema 14-50 with no ground

Good morning, Im in the US and I have a problem that I can't seem to find a straight answer for. I recently bought a new range and the receptacle was a 3 prong but the oven uses a 4 prong cord. I see ...
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2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range tripping

I am located in MA. Do I need to have a GFCI for an electric 4 wire range? When I replaced the current 2-pole 40 amp circuit breaker with a 2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range the ...
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Is a ten guage solid copper wire safe to use for a range?

The old house I bought has 10 gauge wiring to the range receptacle. Without fishing wires through the walls or attic, can I use that wire for my range? The old range receptacle has an L shaped ground ...
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Outlets for gas range

I am building a bay for a new 30" gas range. Q1: I was wondering if there are specifications, or code requirements, for the position of the gas and electrical outlets, most specifically, is there ...
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Burnt wire in GE stove

I spilled some water on the knobs of my GE stove. 5 minutes later, I heard some buzzing and then there was a brief fire from a knob for 30 seconds. I turned off the gas and electricity, opened the ...
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Are electric stove/burner elements/coils interchangeable

Are the electric burners/elements/coils for electric stoves interchangeable between brands? This is aside from the "big" and "small" diameters. They appear to have the same ...
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Splicing 6/3 wire to multiple 8/3 wires (or even other 6/3 wires) inside a junction box

I have a situation where my oven and counter-top range are split up, but fall within spec of being able to utilize one 50a breaker on the panel. My plan is to pull a single 6/3 cable to a large ...
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What is this electric burner connector?

It looks a bit like a female spade connector, but it has a couple of "tails" at the back of the curled part that lock it into the ceramic block, and a ramp at the front that guides the ...
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How to connect a 4-wire range from this panel?

I am trying to connect a new 4-wire range in a new location in my house. When I removed the old cover I see 3-wires connected 1) red 2) black, and 3) green. If I understand correctly, red and black ...
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Is this cord bend ok on electric range?

Will this be okay for a 40 amp range? The box was set a little too low. I wasn't sure if they bend what cause any issues.
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Mounting Electric range when stud is on the center line?

I am installing 50 amp circuit for a basic 30 " freestanding electric range, The range I settled on is 40 amp. The instructions included say they do not recommend a 50 amp power cord from the ...
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How to convert from Downdraft cooktop range to hood

As a part of kitchen renovation I have to decide between replacing our down draft with another or to replace it with a cooktop and a hood. I am trying to get some perspective on what is involved and ...
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Extending a Range 50a line Matching Wire?

We are moving our range across the kitchen and need to extend the 50a 6/2 line which has an aluminum ground. The only line the home store had was 6/2 wire with 10awg copper ground. Can I use that or ...
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How can I best prepare a nozzle for a gas cooktop so it doesn't lock into place?

I have a Bosch cooktop, and several of the igniters have stopped working. I'd replace them, but the venturi nozzle that holds the burners in place has gotten completely frozen in place. This is the ...
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Code question: Can electric range outlet with 6 Gage wire be exposed under surface mount box?

I am in the USA. I want to change my propane stove to an electric stove. I have read that I should put in a 50 amp outlet with 6 gauge wire. The employee at the big-box store said I could make it easy ...
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Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle?

Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle to a range to add a pair of 5-15 GFCI receptacles? Unfortunately, I am currently renting, and the homeowner refuses to allow any work to be done. I have ...
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New gas range setting off smoke/gas detectors

I converted our kitchen's range to gas. The gas line was installed professionally but I connected the new stove. As part of setup I heated the oven to 350 to test the burners. Soon after reaching ...
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New Range Outlet

Quick two-part question. The wife and I recently bought a gas range to replace our electric. Aside from having to extend the existing gas line, I also need to install a 120v outlet in the wall ...
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Why are there ovens with control panel toward the back?

I often see ovens with their control panel behind the elements, mostly in US American settings, like in the picture below. Where I live, the controls are always in front of the appliance. It seems ...
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Gas stovetop repair: What anti seize to use on brass fittings?

I am repairing a gas range. The brass venturi tubes are threaded, and seem to seize up, even when metallic anti seize paste is used. (And when that happens, I have to drill out the venturi, which ...
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Range vent u-turn?

I am remodeling and adding a dedicated range vent hood. When removing the above-range microwave I found a vent opening that runs down inside the wall to the basement, and then out through the banding ...
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Replace 36" range with 30" [duplicate]

My house came with a lovely 36" Viking propane range that's now 20 years old, and starting to die. Replacing it would be expensive. Exorbitantly, and infeasibly expensive. Replacement 36" ranges are ...
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Need a new range but only have 30 amps

I live in a very old Victorian condo building. All units still have fuse boxes, not circuit breakers. My range died and I need to replace it. All modern ranges require a minimum of 40 amps, but the ...
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How remove Sakura R-727II range hood to clean inside?

I don't know how range hood is fixed under panel. By way, what do you call this fixation under panel?
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Oven broiler has stopped working, but broiler element seems fine

I have a Whirlpool GJP84802 electric range and oven. Recently I've noticed that the broiler has stopped working. I had replaced the broiler component about a year and a half ago because it looked like ...
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Appliance upgrade

I'm upgrading my stove and cooktop to electric units. Currently the house has a 50amp 220V circuit, run using 6AWG Al wire. New oven is rated at 20amp and cooktop is at 40amp. Can I replace the ...
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Can I clean range hood exhaust duct without reaching it?

My home range hood is Sakura R-727II. Plz see pictures that post. I never clean my range hood's EXHAUST DUCT 7 years after buying. It's probably greasy and clogged. How can I clean it, but not access ...
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How clean inside range hood, over fans?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood. I screen capped page 7 in Installation Guide. I bought 7 years ago, and never cleaned inside! When I sear or pan fry some things, I smell much smoke ...
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Isn't range hood with filter top fan better?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood (Installation Guide). I saw this an other Sakura range hood on Google Pictures. Please answer questions 1 and 2 in picture. Isn't range hood with ...
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Where are filters on my range hood?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood (Installation Guide) and has Twin sensor-loaded motors Twin centrifugal turbo fans Teflon-coated non-stick fan blades Rear oil ...
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PVC for range hood ventilation

I am installing an under the cabinet range hood. I can't vent directly out the back because there is a stud in the way. So I'm going up into the cabinet, making a turn, and then out through the ...
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Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

My ductless recirculating range hood broke, and I have to install the replacement. I love to cook, so I'm installing a roof vent for a ducted hood. The range hood I bought has good filtering for ...
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Range Hood Ventilation - Working around a stud

I need to install a simple under the cabinet range hood with ventilation to the outside. Of course, there is a stud blocking the easy horizontal path to the adjacent exterior wall. I suppose I could ...
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Above-the-counter oven vs. microwave - do these exist?

I know what an over-the-range microwave is but for this kitchenette I'd like an over the countertop oven-only with the same clearance. Do such configurations exist? What are the code implications ...
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Can I fix heat regulator (burner switch) of electric range?

So the burners stay on no matter what setting - low or high. I opened and found the switches (heat regulator) were the problem. The metal contact of the green board is broken because it's too thin. ...
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Can I replace my range cord with one having larger conductors?

I want to move my 40A range. The cable is 2-8 + 2-10 on a 40A circuit with a 40A breaker. Problem is the 4ft cord is too short. Can I replace the cord with a 50A one (2-6/2-8 10ft)?
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Range appliance outlet circuit breaker

The appliance outlet circuit breaker atop the range back blew some time ago when a hand mixer that was plugged into it died in a 'flash'. I have been unable to reset the little breaker associated with ...
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Can I use a remote (inline) blower with a range hood that has its own blower, if I remove the built-in blower?

I would like to install a remote blower (inline probably) and a new range hood, mostly for noise levels. The thing is, I see two categories of hood: -'Consumer' grade ones with internal blowers that ...
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How can I turn on a vent fan over a gas range when gas flow is detected?

We recently installed a kitchen island and for various reasons there are no acceptable places to put a vent switch close at hand. I would like to make the whole system more automatic and link the ...
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Can an electric burner catch on fire inside itself?

We have electric burner eyes like shown above in a 20+ years-old White-Westinghouse range. My wife is an excellent cook and she's used this range earnestly for 8 years. Recently after she had cooked ...
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Using larger pipe for range hood

My new range hood calls for 5" pipe. I was planning to use a 5"/6" reducer to convert to 6" pipe for going through my attic to the roof. I know that using a smaller pipe than what is called for is ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

I'm trying to install this GE gas range, so I attached everything and tightened all the nuts. Unfortunately, there's gas leaking at the base of the stove (where the flare connects to the stove). I ...
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Using existing gas connection for new gas range?

I would like to connect a regular GE gas stove like this to a connector that was used by a Vulcan residential gas range (similar to the one here) Here is some information on the existing connector: ...
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