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  1. Appliances
    Hi. I have an older model (circa 70's or 80's) Whirlpool electric range that came with my house. Today while cooking eggs, the heating element turned to Hi all of the sudden, without me touching or moving the temp. knob. I removed the pan, turned the knob to Low and it stayed on Hi (full...
  2. Appliances
    Hello, I have a Samsung Electric Range (FE-R400SW), about 5 years old. It is in a unoccupied suite and has barely ever been used. The LED control panel is faint/dim and not displaying properly. Also, when I open the oven door, the oven light flashes on and off quickly 5-10 times accompanied by...
  3. Appliances
    I don't know if this is the right place to ask about this. If it isn't, please point me in a better direction. My housemate forgot that one of our stove's burners was hot, and left a spatula on it, which melted. After it cooled, we got all we could off with a knife, and there's only a little...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, we are redoing our basement in a 1960's house and the previous owner did a horrible job running wire for new lights and just cutting the wire where he needed then splicing it back together. He literally punched holes in the drywall ceiling to move the wire around then put in a drop...
  5. Electrical
    I am putting a new stove on the second floor. It needs a new cable. I am wondering how long this cable can be. The cable could run directly from the basement, up the left side of the house to the kitchen, which is on the left side of the house. But, running the cable this way is difficult. It...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This is in my basement. I want to remove the base brick on the floor and keep it along the wall and repaint it. What is the best way of doing this?
  7. Plumbing
    I am having a gas line extended to hook up a new gas range, and I have run into an issue with the clearance of the counter just next to the range. I only have 13 inches of clearance (the cabinets are from the '40s and I guess they did things differently back then). See the photo. The first...
  8. Appliances
    I have an old coil cooktop that's vented underneath. It's not on an island but is on a "peninsula" so it is not up against a wall. We want to put in a glass top cooktop range. We really never use the fan it has and it's my understanding that under-mounted fans draw heat away from your cooking...
  9. Electrical
    Hello, I was wondering if I could add another outlet for my dryer (250v) from the j box that is powering my stove (240v). The breaker is a duel 40amp and the wire is a 6-3g. Can I add another outlet for my dryer and simultaneously run the stove? thanx for the help! :thumbup:
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm currently in the process of renovating my kitchen. I will need to cut a few holes behind the range to run electrical up to install an hood fan. Currently the existing drywall looks like there is a layer of white sandy material behind it with specks of possible vermiculite, my best...
  11. Electrical
    I'm planning to install a new cooktop, and the instructions say to connect a 40-amp circuit fused on both sides of the line. What does "fused on both sides of the line" mean? I understand that I need a separate circuit, 4 or 3-wire (I'll use 4), 8-gauge wire and 40 amp breaker. The oven that...
  12. Appliances
    We had a nasty baked on mess and my husband scrubbed it clean... only to find that some of the little white specks came off with the scrubbing. Can they be resurfaced or do they have to be replaced?
  13. Remodeling
    :help: Anyone else have a wood or pellet stove insert (the kind that protrudes out of the fireplace) with a raised granite hearth? I have a 1970 era fireplace, with chimney on an exterior wall. About 48" wide 36"+ tall. I have a stove insert with standard black steel mantel/trim. 13" of the...
  14. Electrical
    We have a gas cooktop (with electric start) installed in a pennisula. The gas line runs through the floor, in the cabinet below. (i imagine this is standard) but we have yet to install a dedicated (or semi dedicated) outlet. it seems to me that it would go inside the cooktops base cabinet. But...
  15. Electrical
    I'm have been using propane gas for hot water heater and stove up until now, but I'm changing to an electric hot water heater, and don't really have the money to purchase a new stove right now. Can anyone tell me how expensive :huh: and complicated it it might be to convert a gas stove to...
  16. HVAC
    We have a wood burning fireplace as supplement heat. It has a large chase that rock is mounted to inside the house and is on an interior wall. How do we insulate the chase in the house, attic and part that is on the roof so the cold air does not come down and cause condensation with the heat of...
  17. Flooring
    While in my basement this AM, I looked up among the floor joist and noticed on the plywood underlying the first floor what appeared to be two "burn" mark - irregular ciricles about 3 inches wide. The two marks are below the stove in my kitchen, as best as I can see. I beleive that the marks...
  18. HVAC
    My husband and I moved our kitchen. We needed to vent our stove so my husband bought a vent fan at HD for about $70. He says it's 60 or 600 square feet per min. He doesn't know which. He said the fan was made to go vertically but he cut a hole and stuck it in horizontally:eek: above the...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hello I have a metal building that I would like to install a wood burning fireplace in. The metal roof panels are from Mueller and they are the R profile. They can be seen: http://www.muellerinc.com/building/rpanel.php I have the underside, which would be the ceiling covered with Mueller's U...
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