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11-03-19, 08:25 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

You should check with your local building dept....

You should check with your local building dept. or inspector.

When I added a small bathroom on the first floor the inspector required blocking between basement and first floor and between the...
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Posted By PJmax

Just because the receptacles are in a row doesn't...

Just because the receptacles are in a row doesn't mean they are wired directly inline.
Turn the power off and examine the wiring on each receptacle. If any of the push-in terminals are used.... move...
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Posted By manden

I agree with Pilot Dane go with cans and bulbs. ...

I agree with Pilot Dane go with cans and bulbs.
Need a brighter light in one area just get a stronger bulb.
Also bulbs should always be available but if a fixture with built in LEDs goes bad the...
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Posted By cwbuff

When I renovated our ki tchen I had the same...

When I renovated our ki tchen I had the same question. After looking around the internet and lighting manufacturer's websites I solved my problem by going to a lighting store. The manager of the...
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Posted By Norm201

I have to agree with PD. The older we get usually...

I have to agree with PD. The older we get usually the more light we want. But not just the light itself but the color. You might want to install a double set of lights. One set with a subdued 2700...
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Posted By Marq1

The terms are ambient lighting for the room, this...

The terms are ambient lighting for the room, this would be the ceiling cans.

The counter/under cabinet light is considered task lighting.

Kitchens are probably the one room where you need/want...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Much will depend on your preference. As I get...

Much will depend on your preference. As I get older I am tending towards more and more light. More lights will help reduce shadows so I would install more, lower powered lights instead of fewer...
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Posted By pugsl

When I did kitchen rebuild we now wish we had put...

When I did kitchen rebuild we now wish we had put in under cabinets lights.
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Posted By PJmax

Do you have upper cabinets ? Four in the...

Do you have upper cabinets ?
Four in the kitchen and one over the sink.
08-27-19, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

As others have said, the right way is to not use...

As others have said, the right way is to not use an extension cord. If it's really 1800w, it's right at 15A, which is pushing the limits of even a dedicated 15A circuit and 15A receptacles.

If...
08-26-19, 09:03 PM
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Posted By joed

That wire is not suitable to make an extension...

That wire is not suitable to make an extension cord.
Extension cords are for temporary use. You should install a receptacle where it is needed.
08-26-19, 08:47 PM
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Posted By lambition

If it really is 1800W, it should have 20A plug...

If it really is 1800W, it should have 20A plug (which doesn't fit on 15A receptacle).
How long do you need to extend?
There are ready made appliance extension cords. It is only 14AWG, but I think...
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