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  1. cherryfountain

    Plumbing dishwasher

    You can just extend the existing hose with a kit like this.There is no water pressure in this hose so a leak is unlikely, just run the machine and check the hose before you put the plinth back. If the hose connects to the sink trap just make sure to use the u shape form making the hose position higher than the connection to the trap as it stops dirty water running back down the pipe when you pull the plug on a bowl full of water. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018K9UO7Q/ref=asc_df_B018K9UO7Q57342624/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B018K9UO7Q&linkCode=df0&hvadid=255708777834&hvpos=1o24&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2617950745367274315&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045104&hvtargid=pla-529609684701
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    Why are laminate worktops 600mm?

    Forgot to mention Howdens 616mm
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    Why are laminate worktops 600mm?

    There is no problem getting deeper worktops from a specialist Worktop suppliers.Makes such as Durapal,Axium,Resopal all make laminate worktops 665 and 900 double post formed Just cut the back off to the depth you need .They come in much longer lengths 3.6 and 4.1 metres .Plenty of suppliers on the internet , Laminate edging is usually a separate item to order.
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    *rant* pre-application timescales *rant*

    Our experience of pre-ap advice has been fantastic. Our chosen site is outside the village boundary and in an AONB. We first applied about 30 years ago, together with more recent attempts to get planning, but thought we’d try just one more time. The pre-ap was not free. We had two meetings costing about £300. At the first meeting the planner walked around the site and said that although we are outside, we are in fact ‘adjacent to’ the village boundary. This made the difference. The idea is that we would trade the erection of one house against the boundary in exchange for replacing old pigsties with a copse. We drew up a proposal and at the second meeting there were further constructive suggestions. A couple of weeks ago we got permission. This would not have happened without excellent pre-ap advice.
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    Quartz worktop joint, is this acceptable?

    This looks a totally unprofessional job and I would refuse to pay any more money until it is sorted out. Quartz worktop blanks are up to 3050x900to1400 deep why so many joints? Was the job properly templated as all details of tap position, drainer grooves,cutouts,sink position,polished edges, joint positions are all clearly written on the templates all to be confirmed by the customer before being fabricated. Where there are joints they should be barely visible when bonded with the proper matching epoxy adhesive .If you look on YouTube there are videos on how a joint should look.
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    5mm expansion gap / upstand end cap help

    You could return mitre the upstand . The gap between the W/T and wall use matching mastic as suggested.
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    5mm expansion gap and upstand fitting

    I assume you have the instructions for fitting oak worktops as you also need a couple of coats of oil on all raw edges and underneath before fitting and fit a vapour barrier above appliances like dishwasher and washing machines .The screws holding the worktop to the units also need to be able to move to stop splitting.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    You are lucky ,Franke sinks are a good make and basket strainer sets are readily available . Have a look on EBay you can proberbly just replace the plug.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    The basic hole in the sink is 3.5 inches (89mm) designed to take a waste disposal unit.The problem comes when you need to replace the existing assembly as you need to know the name of the sink manufacture as they are all different designs,some have overflow connections and are all different depths under the sink for the trap connection.There is not a universal plug either as these as these vary in shape also.
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    Sizing Sink Basket Drainer

    The basic hole in the sink is 3.5 inches (89mm) designed to take a waste disposal unit.The problem comes when you need to replace the existing assembly as you need to know the name of the sink manufacture as they are all different designs,some have overflow connections and are all different depths under the sink for the trap connection.There is not a universal plug either as these as these vary in shape .All the basket strainer sets will fit the sink hole,it’s just finding the right one for your setup.
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    Sealing Around A Hob

    Follow the manufacturers fitting instructions.They normally just use the foam strip and clips so the hob can be easily removed at a later date . Also the ventilation is critical on these hobs , follow the instructions or the warranty will be void.
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    Help with kitchen renovation/ 1st house.

    I agree with newhome ,if you have a limited budget and are happy with layout, painting and refurbishing existing doors and units is a good option with little disturbance.Tired hinges , handles,drawers and runners can all be replaced, If you intend to replace drawer sets be aware of carcass thickness as this effects internal measurement of the unit.
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    Help with kitchen renovation/ 1st house.

    This job would be straightforward for a kitchen installer. The corner mitre is no problem if you have the right worktop jig and router. If you are fitting it yourself, without this equipment, the only other option would be a metal corner jointing strip, which would give an inferior finish. All bare chipboard needs to be sealed before joining, as ingress of water would soon cause blown joints. If you, or a fitter, intend to use 40mm rounded edge worktops, both ends would need to be routed square and finished with a glued-on laminate strip. The ends therefore would be square edged. Also, I assume a new sink would be fitted, which would involve a sink cutout by jigsaw and, most likely would involve replumbing with alterations to the hot, cold and waste. The other thing to check is the worktop depth. They come in 600 and 616, and 665 and 900 double post-formed. Length 3.6m and 4.1m. Plus you will need the laminate strip for the ends.
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    Gap to leave for integrated appliances?

    Are both the fridge and dishwasher free standing intergrated appliances ? If they are ,the intergrated doors attach directly to the appliance .These appliances are designed to fit in a 600 space between units. As I said before I allow 602 for tolerance, but 600 would be fine.Note that if there are pipes or other obstructions behind these appliances you will need deeper worktops.
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    Gap to leave for integrated appliances?

    It’s always easier to fit the appliances at the same time as you fit the units ,this is because you can level them up. with the carcase sides before the worktops are fitted.If that is not possible I always left a gap of 602mm.If one of the appliances is a dishwasher the integrated door goes back between the carcase sides when you open it,if the gap is less than 600mm it can rub.Also the plinth top will need a cutout under the door.You can always cut a piece of timber to 602mm to keep the gap top and bottom between the units. The door gap can be easily adjusted when you fit the appliances with the carcase doors each side. Another thing to help with the fit is to try to have a filler between carcasses and walls so you can scribe them in if they are out of true,it also helps if you have drawers near to walls to stop them fowling the wall.