8 votes
Accepted

GFCI on an induction range?

Assuming you're on NEC2020 or up, yes, a GFCI is now required in a kitchen on a 250V circuit in many or all circumstances. Here's my favorite Eaton chart on the matter. For NEC 2020, the triggering ...
KMJ's user avatar
  • 9,197
7 votes

Is it a problem that my sink disposal has exposed wire nut connections in the cabinet?

Yes, a hardwired disposal is OK. But not like this. A previous owner installed something like this Insinkerator air switch from Home Depot: but whoever installed it clearly had no idea what they were ...
manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact's user avatar
7 votes

I am supplementing my home heating by setting my oven on low (170 degrees) with a fan blowing into it. What would be the element cycle time?

The range likely includes a thermostat that turns the element on if the oven is less than 170 degrees, and off if the temperature rises above it. If you open the oven door and ventilate the oven ...
user1908704's user avatar
  • 1,212
5 votes

Is it normal for the hood range blower to trap grease?

Home kitchen hood filters are usually not that good, at least comparing them to commercial hood grease filters (of course, the commercial hood may well cost as much as a used car, or perhaps a new car,...
Ecnerwal's user avatar
  • 201k
5 votes

Gas stove do i need to convert it? Are flames normal

Natural gas and propane are different. The main difference is the pressure of the gas (natural gas is at low pressure because it is sent from the utility to you as a gas, propane is liquid inside your ...
manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact's user avatar
3 votes

Is it normal for the hood range blower to trap grease?

Metal filters as commonly fitted to extracting hoods allow good airflow but don't catch everything. I know it's time to wash mine when a drip starts to form under the motor housing, or even falls onto ...
Chris H's user avatar
  • 6,013
2 votes
Accepted

How to deal with the mold in kitchen

That stuff is not likely to harm you unless you decide to lick it. That said what you show need a good cleaning. Use a bleach based product and a scrubbing pad. Rinse well. To keep the areas from ...
RMDman's user avatar
  • 25.1k
2 votes

I am supplementing my home heating by setting my oven on low (170 degrees) with a fan blowing into it. What would be the element cycle time?

Update based on actual issue: $6 per gallon for heating oil - a direct and immediate/obvious cost - vs. $0.12 per kWh. One key assumption: 0.12 kWh is the total electricity cost and not just the "...
manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact's user avatar
2 votes

What do these inserts from a reducing tee do?

Those are to support the inside of poly tubing. The tubing is too soft by its self to provide a proper compression seal. The inserts then are used to support the tubing.
RMDman's user avatar
  • 25.1k
1 vote

Why does the RTA Base Cabinet with Trash Can Pullout cost $669, while the identical Base Cabinet is priced at $261?

Basic economics. The pullout cabinet uses more materials and is less commonly used, so lower demand, both of which lead to higher prices.
Huesmann's user avatar
  • 2,707
1 vote

Under sink GFCI outlet wiring - hard-wired dishwasher and switched plug-in disposer_UPDATED

Basically it looks like someone replaced a standard duplex receptacle that had the hot-side tab removed so it could operate half-switched (for disposal) with a GFCI. And had no idea what they were ...
manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact's user avatar
1 vote

Where can I find kitchen sinks with walls extending above the counter top?

Your buzzword is 'farmhouse' for searching. 'Farmhouse ceramic sink' returns thousands of hits like these... Usually they're built into units to keep the top just below the drainer, but if you're in ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 10.5k
1 vote
Accepted

Can you convert from a split-wire duplex receptacle?

You have a Multi-Wire Branch Circuit or MWBC. As noted in comments, this is the last duplex receptacle in the series. Because of that, you can cape one wire (e.g., red) and connect the other two wires ...
manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact's user avatar
1 vote

How to fix cracked cabinet wood fillings?

If the bulk of the surface is flat, and you have smallish poorly filled grooves, a laminate sheet overlay applied with contact cement will get you to flat and bridge the smallish poorly filled grooves....
Ecnerwal's user avatar
  • 201k
1 vote

Cook top wiring different than outlet wires

Check the nameplate. If the cooktop has a 240V voltage, then it's a simple affair: get some red electrical tape and spiral it around the cooktop's white wire. Now things will make much more sense. ...
Harper - Reinstate Monica's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible