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That photo will be a huge help. First, recognize that electrical boxes are nearly always mounted to wall studs. Wall studs are nearly always placed at regular intervals -- for example, 16 inches on center. (It's also common that there might be a window in the wall above a sink. This means extra studs in the wall but they're going to be at the edges of the ...


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Looks like a pretty normal rivet-and-washer (or rivet-and-burr) joint. Careful work with with an anvil (or anvil-substitute, such as a sledgehammer head) and a ball-peen hammer (moderately small) will tighten it up. Support one side on the anvil, and tap the other with the ball-peen hammer (or, I suppose, some other sort of hammer, but the ball-peen is ...


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The outlet is 50 amp but the wire is #8. Is this safe? Depends on the wire. You didn't specify what kind of wire you have. If it's THHN-2 (90C rated) in conduit, you're fine. If it's NM cable (by NEC definition 60C), it's not. If you're not sure which it is, assume it's NM (which it probably is). Should I use 40 amps instead? 40 amps would be safe on any ...


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It's likely that your switches have gone bad and need to be replaced. I had the same problem on a similar model last year. The way these switches work is with a bimetallic strip (similar to the way car turn signals used to work 25+ years ago). As the electric current travels through the strip, it heats the strip causing the metal to expand. Because the two ...


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So the kitchen was originally 10’-8” wide and now the load is spread out over 13’-4” and you’re using an unusually sized floor joists. Hmmm… we’ll, the “2x8’s at 16” oc spanning 14’ will support about 80 lbs. per square foot (psf) and applies a load of about 560 plf on the steel beam. Code requires 40 psf plus dead load… which seems adequate, except for the ...


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Never tried a Walabot, so I don't know if it would truly be up to the task. Probably depends on the type of cabinet back. I'd be reluctant to buy one just for this task, though it does have a 30-day money-back guarantee. Two other suggestions: Look around the pipes You should have hot and cold water coming in and sewage going out. The hot & cold might ...


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40A will just about always be fine. Most ranges say to connect to a 40A or 50A circuit, but the most interesting thing most say is about cord size. For instance Whirlpool page 5 says If connecting to a 50 A circuit, use a 50 A rated cord with kit. For 50 A rated cord kits, use kits that specify use with a nominal 1³⁄8" (3.5 cm) diameter connection ...


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Might I be able to replace the broken slip nut then loosen the other connections and wiggle everything to fit (disposal included - not sure how much choice you get with it's orientation?)? Yes, that's exactly it. The disposal can be rotated to any angle. For a novice it is likely a two-person job: one person holds the disposal in position while the other ...


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