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Old 05-29-2016, 02:46 PM   #16
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Never seen a 220v dual outlet like that. Why not wait until Tuesday as this is Memorial Day weekend(3 day holiday) and everything is probably closed.
You shouldn't have to buy the knobs anyway.

I cook a lot.

There are a lot of "closed" apts that would have a knob to spare. But, good point about the weekend.

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Old 05-29-2016, 04:08 PM   #17
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If the label states 120V , then your surge protector extension will be fine, temporarily.

But do try to get new knobs ASAP. On another thought, if those switches are that hard to operate, I think that they are on their "end of life cycle".

Meaning that they are probably close to being wore out.


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Old 06-28-2016, 05:43 PM   #18
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Does anyone have any idea what the backsplash board may be made up of? Sorry no photo. It's a black, shiny 2" x4-5" synthetic appearing horizontal board directly behing the stovetop & sink. It doesn't appear to be painted on top, but an actual black material.

There is only about an inch between the stovetop & the board. Probably why it heated up. I'm trying to figure out what the fumes were when it heated for two hours. The fumes caused problems.

Any knowledgeable answer will help. I can't even find it an example on the Internet.

The building is from 1969 but this looks recent.
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Formica?

other laminate?

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Your apartment sounds like a place we will read about some morning where some number of people lost their home and hopefully we don't see any casualties. Personally I would move but perhaps you are stuck there. Insist the stove get fixed or better yet replaced and eat take out or take away until then. I don't understand some landlords . Yeah I know tenants trash places and in some cases like the State I live in, tenants have incredible number of rights, but that is no excuse for renting a place that is unsafe.
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Your apartment sounds like a place we will read about some morning where some number of people lost their home and hopefully we don't see any casualties. Personally I would move but perhaps you are stuck there. Insist the stove get fixed or better yet replaced and eat take out or take away until then. I don't understand some landlords . Yeah I know tenants trash places and in some cases like the State I live in, tenants have incredible number of rights, but that is no excuse for renting a place that is unsafe.
Thanks, so true. I just met an actual licensed plumber who told me the constant drip from the overhead pipes outside ( 6 mths) is from the condensation from the fact that the water is 160 degrees!!! He's rarely brought in, though. It's really, really bad here & I do need to move. Esp. the criminal activity is bad but the police say it will be the property condition that causes it to be closed down. Possibly the $ is going toward a big mansion for the owners or so I've heard.

I'm one tenant that doesn't trash places.
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Did you ever get knobs? That back splash look deformed or melted?
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Did you ever get knobs? That back splash look deformed or melted?
They gave me a too small one that didn't match or really fit until I smashed it down. I think the whole thing is dangerous. I have to press down hard, carefully turn it & hope it doesn't split like the others. ( The hardware store didn't have the appropriate knobs)

I suggested they tell people that it takes pressing down to work the knobs. . .I think that's why so many break, but that probably won't happen.

No, the back splash doesn't look deformed or melted. I guess it could have been the paint on the cabinets above,on the refrigerator nearby, or even on the wall. The back splash is just the nearest thing & and was hot an hour later, after heat off. It seems almost plastic like.

Did I mention that the maintenance guy is a heavy, heavy, heavy drinker? He just spent 6 days in jail. Some of my favorite patients were, but don't want my maintenance guy to be. . .

Only $1200/mth! It is California

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They gave me a too small one that didn't match or really fit until I smashed it down. I think the whole thing is dangerous. I have to press down hard, carefully turn it & hope it doesn't split like the others. ( The hardware store didn't have the appropriate knobs) I suggested they tell people that it takes pressing down to work the knobs. . .I think that's why so many break, but that probably won't happen..,
Stove knobs that have to be pressed down before they can be turned are not uncommon. I think it's a safety feature. I've used several stoves in the past that were like that.

If your maintenance/management guy has any concern for the apartments, he'd heed your advice and inform renters (should be part of new renter orientation), old an new, about the stove. Though, I thought people would easily know that. Stoves I've used had knobs that were slightly raised and push down easily. In your apartment building though, the stoves may be so old and not well maintained that they get so sticky.
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Stove knobs that have to be pressed down before they can be turned are not uncommon. I think it's a safety feature. I've used several stoves in the past that were like that.

If your maintenance/management guy has any concern for the apartments, he'd heed your advice and inform renters (should be part of new renter orientation), old an new, about the stove. Though, I thought people would easily know that. Stoves I've used had knobs that were slightly raised and push down easily. In your apartment building though, the stoves may be so old and not well maintained that they get so sticky.
I think they're just broken (split) & it's hard to tell what the knobs are supposed to do unless one is an expert.
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It's July 1 and this stove/oven problem started in late May. And they just now gave you a knob you had to bash on with a hammer. Every apt. needs a working stove.
Do a little research.
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...ir-deduct.html
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It's July 1 and this stove/oven problem started in late May. And they just now gave you a knob you had to bash on with a hammer. Every apt. needs a working stove.
Do a little research.
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...ir-deduct.html
Just met a lawyer staying here, today. He told me Inspectors & Fire Chief came & "they" came & took out all the stove-tops, recently. I then asked the city Building Code, who said the stove tops' construction wasn't intended for long term use. . .not sure which part. Maybe that the burner is only an inch from the backsplash? I never knew because mine wasn't removed! He had no idea about what the backsplash was made of.

Oh well, thinking about the comments here, I realized I've never been in any kind of rental that was good, except my own (when I owned & rented out.)

I do know about my rights, thanks. It's just hard to make an enemy of your landlord while you are still there! Thanks!

(they told me where the mansion is, so I will drive by, just to see where the money is going, & look harder for a house :}
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