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How do I reattach the coupling nut to the strainer tailpiece?

It looks like everything is metal compression. If you go to your local hardware store, you should be able to buy a rubber washer for the inside of that ring (common for chrome pipe fittings). Here's ...
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How do I reattach the coupling nut to the strainer tailpiece?

Based on the gap in the second picture, it appears to me to be one of two possibilities: The nut you've got is somehow misshapen creating that gap in the picture. Simply replace the nut and you ...
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What's the best position for under-cupboard lighting?

You can use something like the IKEA IRSTA for a light, which combines the pros of wiring at the back and light from literally all kitchen cabinet bottom so no ugly shadows at all. I have this and it's ...
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The plastic film is peeling off the corners and edges of some of my kitchen cabinets - how can I simply fix this?

It's hard to tell from a photo but that looks like protective film that you are supposed to remove. It protects it during transport and installation. I think I see some on the dishwasher (or whatever ...
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What's the best position for under-cupboard lighting?

By having them at the back, whilst the wiring is easier to implement, the throw of the light is coming from the wrong side - it's throwing light toward you, not illuminating the front of anything you ...
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What's the best position for under-cupboard lighting?

In our kitchen, we have relatively low upper cabinets compared to many. It was quite dark underneath, despite good ceiling light, because there were no under-counter lights. What I did to help ...
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Radiant stove burner - Wire or switch?

I would replace that box with the wires going to the element if possible or it and the element if its connected and cannot be removed from the element. It looks like it has overheated there at one ...
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How would I tighten a screwless kitchen shear?

I had an "inny" which the rivet/burr were inside scissor (had plastic handle) so I used 2 dimes (on 1 side) which just fit in hole and tried to tighten with hammer and nail punch. Failed! So ...
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How to remove and replace kitchen tile backsplash?

The folks that removed my backsplash just used an oscillating tool to cut around the perimeter down to the studs and carefully pried off large whole pieces (3"by 18"). They followed the ...
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What material is used to create oven/cooker kitchen cabinets?

What is missing from the earlier answer is that properly designed ovens and stoves are insulated so that significant heat is not transferred to surrounding cabinets and countertops. As long as you ...
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What material is used to create oven/cooker kitchen cabinets?

Every oven / cooker manufacturer will provide you with clearances that clearly state the distances needed on all sides of the appliances between the appliance and adjacent surfaces for safety. Please ...
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Installing tiles in a basement kitchen on concrete floor, existing kitchen in place, how can I tile under the existing cabinets?

I am wanting to clarify a point untouched by these other answers. Yes, you can put your flooring around the cabinets rather than under them as long as you raise the cabinets by shimming them up with ...
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Can I use expanding foam to seal a hole behind my kitchen gas stove?

Yes, you probably can use expanding foam there. Read the label more closely. It may mention that the product contains a flammable gas as its propellant. It could be ignited by sparks, open flame, or ...
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Installing tiles in a basement kitchen on concrete floor, existing kitchen in place, how can I tile under the existing cabinets?

Mainly with cabinets they are considered fix in place, so most flooring goes up to them. Either remove the kick board and trim it to fit back in, or use moulding(base or quarter round) on the kick ...
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Installing tiles in a basement kitchen on concrete floor, existing kitchen in place, how can I tile under the existing cabinets?

Customarily, cabinets sit on the subfloor and the finished floor only goes up to/around them. Appliances can be moved, so you move those and replace the flooring underneath, but I have never seen ...
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Do tankless under the kitchen sink 110v water heaters any good for instant warm water?

If you can turn down the temperature (most of these are set far too hot, just below boiling, for hand-washing), and are satisfied with perhaps a liter of hot water, it should work. It might take ...
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Do tankless under the kitchen sink 110v water heaters any good for instant warm water?

No, they're really not. True tankless on 1500W (max plug-in power) is actually a hard problem, because physics is against you. You cannot deliver enough BTUs to do the job. That's why they're not ...
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