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Old 06-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #61
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That's coming along nicely! Don't forget to spray foam around the ducting at the rim penetration and the wires through the floor (fire-stop).

I will correct myself yet again, right the first time: "Range hood exhaust duct shall terminate outside, shall have a 3’ clearance to windows
and doors and other openings, shall be air tight and be equipped with a back draft
damper. Ducting shall be galvanized steel, stainless steel, or copper, with a smooth
interior finish. CMC 504.2 (4)"

Keep up the good work!

Be safe, Gary
Thanks! With no way to vent vertically and any run farther horizontal to clear a window being outside of maximum duct run, not sure how to have gotten around this. This exit only left me with 5 equivalent feet left to work with. Couldn't exceed 140 equivalent feet. Recirculating just doesn't work.

I have since sprayed more fire-stop spray foam around new appliance electrical. Used Handi-Foam, I like it, the cleaner spray is real nice.

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #62
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Ooookaayyy! The sink I ordered weighs 125 lbs.!!! So I will need to make a heavy modification of the 36" sink base cabinet. Will have to brainstorm on this since the cabinets do not have the conventional front frame. Probably should add some support to the bottom.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #63
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A list of 95 things need to be replaced @___@ such a very long list @___@ anw, imo, your house looks nice very much ;-)
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I was called today by Lowe's to inform me that our special order sink was in. After I left work I headed to my nearby Lowe's. Upon arrival I went to customer service and they had to track down someone to bring it up front. In the meantime I went to look at routers since I will need one to install this sink. When I arrived back at customer service router in hand I found 3 boxes sitting on a cart. The young lady helping me, pointed to the items and said there they are. I quickly went over to inspect the boxes and immediately couldn't figure out how the sink could fit in any of the boxes. Looking closely at the label I read Cimarron Toilet Biscuit, K-4309-96. However each box had my name on it. Frustrated I went over to the counter and told the young lady, "that's a toilet!" She looked equally confused and said. "I did say you were here to pick up your sink..." The paperwork for the order was examined and it clearly showed K-6411-2K-FF. So it was ordered right! The manager came over and began to try and make sense of it all and started by saying it was in the back. She came back up looking very disappointed not to mention empty handed. After 15 minutes with random phone calls and talking to various people the store manager found out our sink is in Wisconsin! So if anybody in Wisconsin ordered a Cimarron toilet in biscuit its in Zionsville, Indiana!

Also, if anybody took the item home thinking it was a toilet, sink weighs 125 lbs. There's going to be a nice "open box" somewhere in Wisconsin.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:19 PM   #65
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OK, the correct sink arrived and I will begin modification of the cabinet. Specs. dictate that the top of the sink should be flush with the cabinet top so will have to use router to accomplish this. Will post a picture of steps and final set in.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #66
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Finished the modification of the sink cabinet and installed the sink. Taking a 125 lbs. cast iron sink in and out of the cabinet was no easy chore! Working with a new computer so will post pictures as soon as I can get them converted. Going to look at Zodiac Quartz countertop tomorrow!
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:04 PM   #67
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As promised here are pictures of the cabinet modification and sink installation.

I had to use a router to create a recessed area for the lip of the sink. I had already mounted the sink to the back wall so had to cut it out using the jig saw and build back up using the same support as in the front. Once the countertop is in pace I will place two blocks on either side of the cabinet to have four sided support.

On a side note will need to cut and smooth out the Durock tile membrane.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:33 PM   #68
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Sometimes buying things wholesale isn't a good idea? Well, it could have been something else...

After looking around ALL of the outlets in this house are 20A! . So I spent this evening by turning off all the 20A breakers in the panel. I have found at least 80% of them still have power going to them on 15A circuits. NOT GOOD!!! I now have to see which is the path of least resistance. I know some of the runs are in 14 gauge wire but mostly I see 12 gauge in the basement. It's clearly cheaper to change the breakers over to 20A if all the wire is 12 gauge. Otherwise I will need to replace all the receptacles with 15A.

I am changing the receptacles in the kitchen to match the switches so they are all being changed to 15A receptacles. IN the long run I may just convert them all to 15A except near windows and doors just in case I happen to use something that actually requires a 20A circuit.
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So you have 20a T-slot outlets ?
I had 2 in this house on a 15a circuit
I removed them & put them on a 20a circuit

My last house I installed a CI sink...heavy
I thought I was going to break the sink cabinet
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It's nice to know you can still pick something up and carry it around that weighs 125 lbs. at 45 years old!
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This is my attempt at a color rendering of the final kitchen with dine in. Attached is a current kitchen photo with a plan design from similar angle. I have all the cabinets out and will be working on the wall this week along with finalizing the ceiling paint. Since the ceiling is so high I will go ahead and put light fixtures up instead of the temporary lights. Due to the complexity of the mosaic backsplash drawing it in program is a little hard.
Beautiful kitchen colors! What program are you using to draw your ideas?
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Beautiful kitchen colors! What program are you using to draw your ideas?
The old version of the IKEA Home Planner. They have a new version out that has much better 3D rendering. I used Lview Pro to colorize it.
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Countertop is on order. Will be scheduling the measure in a few days. Wanted to go with Cosentino Eco but for some odd reason it only comes in 2cm. So we went back to plan A and will be installing Dupont Zodiaq quartz.
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The old version of the IKEA Home Planner. They have a new version out that has much better 3D rendering. I used Lview Pro to colorize it.
Are you buying alot of your material from IKEA?
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Are you buying alot of your material from IKEA?
Nope, only the cabinets themselves. Thus the major sink cabinet modification. I'm in Lowe's at least two to three times a week. The next nearest major building supplies store (Home Depot) is more than 10 miles away. I frequent Do-It-Best Hardware and Ace Hardware as well.

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