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10-14-19, 08:36 AM
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Running Cable for Dishwasher - Where to Place? GFCI Required?

I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen, and I have a question about the wiring for the dishwasher. When I removed the old base cabinets, I found that the NM cable was tucked along the bottom...
10-13-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By cai24

Receptacle for Garbage Disposal - Open Wall or Use Surface Mount Box

We are in the process of renovating our kitchen. Our sink is being moved out of the corner and over about 20”. The previous garbage disposal was hardwired. My understanding is that it should be gfci...
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By cai24

Leveling a Floor to Ceiling Pantry Cabinet

I just installed a floor to ceiling pantry cabinet in my kitchen (96"), and I'm curious about the correct way to level it. I am using a laser for my base cabinets, but I'm not able to do that for...
09-30-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By cai24

Yes, I definitely should know better than to even...

Yes, I definitely should know better than to even think about it. I haven't seen a box before where you can't feed 2 cables from the top. Very annoying.
09-30-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By cai24

Question about 1-Gang Box - Only 1 Slot on Top for #12 Cable?

I purchased a few Madison 1-gang Smart Boxes. I thought that they would be useful for my kitchen remodel, since they are adjustable and secure to the stud. My confusion is with the internal clamps. I...
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By cai24

Adding Wall Filler Strips after Cabinets are Mounted

I am in the process of installing new cabinets. As part of the design, there is a 3” filler on both ends of the wall. I’ve watched some videos on YouTube, and they always seem to install the fillers...
09-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By cai24

Running NM Cable into Cabinet for Under Cabinet Lighting Transformer

I am installing under cabinet lights as part of my kitchen renovation. I am planning to mount the transformer at the top of one of the cabinets. It is hardwired (no receptacle). Is it okay to have...
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By cai24

Hiding Gap Between Ceiling and Wall Cabinets

I am hanging wall cabinets for the first time, and I spent quite a while reading and watching YouTube videos. Some of the other members here were very helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I...
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By cai24

Question about Shimming Wall Cabinets

I am installing 42” wall cabinets with an 8’ ceiling. When placing the first cabinet run, I can see that it needs a shim to the top right side. This may be a dumb question, but I can’t figure out how...
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By cai24

XSleeper, thank you! Your advice has been very...

XSleeper, thank you! Your advice has been very helpful.
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By cai24

Marq1 and XSleeper, thank you so much for your...

Marq1 and XSleeper, thank you so much for your advice. One question:



I bought 2.5" GRK Finish Screws. Should I return these for 2"? Should I use a countersink bit? I'm glad to read that you...
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Views: 109
Posted By cai24

Need Help Choosing Laser Level - DeWalt vs Bosch vs Klein

I am looking for a small self leveling laser that I can use for various projects (kitchen cabinets, backsplash tiling, etc.). I don't think that I need anything high end, so I'm looking in the $150...
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By cai24

Question about Wall Cabinet Runs - Screw Together Before/After Mounting to Wall

I am getting ready to install new wall cabinets in my kitchen. I've done a lot of reading and watched various YouTube videos. I've noticed that some installers create cabinet runs before mounting to...
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By cai24

Best Tool for Cutting 1/2" From 8' Plywood Cabinet Panels (1/2" Crosscut)

I have RTA cabinets that I am installing in my kitchen. One of them is a floor to ceiling pantry cabinet constructed with 8' tall panels (96" H, 24" D). Due to my ceiling being 95.75", I need to take...
08-31-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By cai24

It is 3/8” believe it or not. It was a long run,...

It is 3/8” believe it or not. It was a long run, and I thought that 1/4” would possibly give poor flow. I was going to use 1/2”, but I couldn’t fit it around a corner stud. I ended up using 3/8”,...
08-31-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By cai24

I think that’s for a 1/4” ID line. I have a 3/8”...

I think that’s for a 1/4” ID line. I have a 3/8” ID PEX line coming out of the wall.
08-31-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By cai24

Connecting a Refrigerator to a 3/8” Line

I have a 3/8" PEX line that comes out of my wall for the refrigerator. My understanding is that I need 1/4" to make the connection. What would be the best way to do this? I can’t seem to find a 3/8...
08-27-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By cai24

Code Question for Low Voltage Cables

I am running 18 AWG cable in my kitchen for low voltage lighting. I've never done this before. Should I drill separate holes in the plates or can they share the holes with NM cable? Is the cable...
08-25-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By cai24

Running PEX through Wood Studs - Abrasion Clips Needed?

I’ve been researching PEX, as this will be my first time using it. I am seeing conflicting information about running through wood studs. Most sources say to drill a larger hole to allow expansion...
08-24-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By cai24

Hammering NM Staples in Tight Space

I have a couple spots where there are joists that are much closer than 16” on center. I was trying to nail a staple, and I ended up hitting the NM cable. I resorted to using NM plastic staples for a...
08-23-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By cai24

Choosing wire for under cabinet lighting

Can anyone recommend a good wire to use for under cabinet lighting? I have decided to go with a low voltage option, which will likely be tape lighting. I'm assuming that I would need at minimum 18...
08-18-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By cai24

Wiring for Range Hood - Not Sure Where to Place NM Cable

I am remodeling my kitchen, and I am not sure where to locate the NM cable for the range hood. My understanding is that they usually have their own junction box, so I just hang the wire. I don't know...
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By cai24

Need Help With Kitchen Cabinet Installation - 42" Cabinets with 8' Ceiling

I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen. To optimize storage space, I went with 42" cabinets. The ceiling is only 8'. I wish I would have thought this through more carefully (ie. 36" cabinets...
08-03-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By cai24

Running Water Line for Refrigerator - Using PEX for First Time

I am hoping to run a water line to my refrigerator. My sink is on the opposite side of the kitchen, so my plan is to run PEX through the attic (directly above kitchen). As I understand it, it is best...
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