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retrofitting an induction cooktop into a 'commercial-style' gas cooktop opening

I had a similar situation about ten years ago, replacing an old downdraft style electric stove with a new induction cooktop. I made a wooden insert that fit into the existing countertop opening, with ...
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4-Wire Hookup for GE Electric Stove

Yes, black and red are 100% interchangeable in a 4-wire alternating current connection. Black and red are the standard colors for the hot wires. Each is 120V from neutral and they are 240V from each ...
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How does this stove gas valve work?

These valves are simple in operation> If the handle is inline with the pipe then it is open, If the handle is "across" the pipe then the valve is closed. The valve itself is a ball with a ...
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How to seal the top of a wood-burning cooking stove?

Those gaps do not need to be sealed. Why you ask, well the draw created by the chimney is more than sufficient to drg all the combustion fumes up the chimney and that also means that a tiny amount of ...
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How to seal the top of a wood-burning cooking stove?

I suspect that they are designed not to be sealed. Otherwise, there would be an asbestos-style rope to form a seal. They are called fire-rope nowadays. If you were to seal it, the fire may not burn ...
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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 ...
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4-Wire Hookup for GE Electric Stove

If the ground link can simply be unscrewed, do that, and consider "cut" poor word choice, (GE Appliances division having been sold off to a company with a need to translate from Chinese) or ...
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How can I reduce the cutout in a granite counter top to support a smaller appliance?

I wouldn't use wood, but steel angles or granite strips. The granite strips would be better, due to the different thermal expansion coefficient of steel. An suitable 2-component glue should be enough ...
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Gas range resets clock when lighting

TL;DR I found that the simmer burner was severely caked up with something that overflowed at some point so I gave it a boiling water bath with Dawn dish soap. I think the spark wasn't making proper ...
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Gas range resets clock when lighting

From first sight and googling it seems like you have degraded insulation in wiring. It seems that lifting the top of the range and inspecting wires should be helpful, and not very difficult for ...
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How Widespread are 29 Inch Tall Ranges

What you have is a "drop in" range. They are made to sit on supports that match the toe kick and raise the range to the proper height. (like the riser it was on.) Here is an instalation ...
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Stove plug wiring

Do not use that circuit until repaired by a qualified electrician. What you likely had is a legacy NEC 250.140(B)(4) installation that the bare wire of a type SE cable is designated a neutral. This ...
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retrofitting an induction cooktop into a 'commercial-style' gas cooktop opening

You cant easily add on bits of granite. And removing bits could fracture the rest. Your only hope is to find something that fits in the hole. Just take the manual into the shop and measure the outside ...
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Are stove top coil burners standard?

For stock coil burners, (with just the two ends of the coil to connect by sliding into the mating part on the stove) they are quite interchangeable, at least in the US market. I have a "canning ...
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4-Wire Hookup for GE Electric Stove

Curious, what might be meant by "Cut Ground Link"? Does it want me to hook it up and then actually cut it for some reason?! They mean "remove it". They are not particular as to ...
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Single phase induction stove push in quick connector difficult to connect

A picture of your actual connectors would help, but my guess, based on how you drew them, is that those are Wago lever-lock type connectors and, to my knowledge, those are NOT rated for more than one ...
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Weird range issue. Tripping breaker and now nothing

When the typically 40-50A breaker on a stove outlet won't reset, you keep looking until you find a problem, because there is assuredly a problem. It takes quite a big problem to trip them (personal ...
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How can I reduce the cutout in a granite counter top to support a smaller appliance?

I think I would use some 1"x1/2" metal bars (stainless or aluminum) on the sides of the cutout, and 1"x1/8" bars on the front and back. Glue them (epoxy?) to the sides of the ...
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Are there gas stoves with flame sensors and autmatic gas shutoff?

Yes - I have one in my kitchen! Next to each gas burner is a spark igniter and a thermocouple. To light the burner, I have to press down the knob to first light the burner, and then allow a few ...
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How can I repair a chip on glass-ceramic cooktop burner?

With the popularity of ceramic top stoves, there is now a rather large market in used ones. Check a few used appliance stores around you. I found a nice ceramic top stove in stainless for a rental ...
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Stove tripping breaker, then not heating

Stoves have 3 supply wires (and optionally, a safety ground). They areL1, neutral, and L2 - supplied in the North American split-phase style. Clock and lights are powered between L1 and neutral. ...
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Spring Wound timer on stove top

Connect a relay (contactor) to the timer so that the timer controls the current flow in the coil. Connect the relay contacts to the stove. The timer when started, energizes teh coil which activates ...
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Is it more efficient to boil water in a pot on the electric stove than in an electric kettle?

Kettle is more efficient to heat water. Stove you have waste heat going not into the water - kettle it's all going into the water, particularly if you choose an insulated exterior type kettle, rather ...
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Circuit Breaker rating vs Stove

Ranges follow their own rules Ranges (stoves) don't follow normal derating rules; instead, they are governed by the rules in NEC Table 220.55 and its Notes. So, go right ahead and put in your new ...
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Replace wire terminal connector to heating element

You definitely need high-temp nickel-plated spade or flag connectors. AWG 14 wire gauge is typical. I bought a whole kit of high-temp connectors at local full service/specialty electronics shop, it ...
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Are stove top coil burners standard?

Are your burners just worn on their surfaces OR are they failing to heat or are they staying warm even when you have them turned off? If the first is the case just get new OEM burner elements for your ...
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Running two induction units (1800 W, 120 V, 15 A each) on top of GE electric coil element stove through the stove cable and 50 A 2-pole breaker

Since the range is scrap anyway, I would hack the range. They make dialects of Eaton, Square D and Siemens breakers that have mounting screws on their face and are meant for face-of-enclosure ...
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Running two induction units (1800 W, 120 V, 15 A each) on top of GE electric coil element stove through the stove cable and 50 A 2-pole breaker

Might as well stop paying for your insurance coverage, they will laugh all the way to the bank when that turns up if you need to make a claim. You potentially COULD do this in a legit fashion by ...
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Is this likely to be asbestos?

Looks like fiberglass. Asbestos usually looks dull and dirty.
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Are there gas stoves with flame sensors and autmatic gas shutoff?

There are a few ways of handling this. When I bought my Kitchenaid gas cooktop, I found out that the cheaper model would just try to automatically ignite the flame (i.e., same as when you first turn a ...
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