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A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. A modern middle-class residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and worktops and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electric appliances. The main functions of a kitchen are to store, prepare and cook food (and to complete related tasks such as dishwashing). The room or area may also be used for dining (or small meals such as breakfast), entertaining and laundry. The design and construction of kitchens is a huge market all over the world.
Commercial kitchens are found in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, educational and workplace facilities, army barracks, and similar establishments. These kitchens are generally larger and equipped with bigger and more heavy-duty equipment than a residential kitchen. For example, a large restaurant may have a huge walk-in refrigerator and a large commercial dishwasher machine. In some instances, commercial kitchen equipment such as commercial sinks is used in household settings as it offers ease of use for food preparation and high durability.In developed countries, commercial kitchens are generally subject to public health laws. They are inspected periodically by public-health officials, and forced to close if they do not meet hygienic requirements mandated by law.

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    Kitchen Tap lever loose

    I would appreciate any advice on how to reattach the lever on the Kitchen tap (see pictures). There is no grub screw hole on the level and the end does not unscrew so I am at a loss as to how to reattach it. Any advice greatly appreciated. Many thanks
  2. M

    Where should I connect my garden tap pipe?

    Hi everyone, I'm about to install a garden tap pipe on a new build, but I'm a bit confused with the pipework I'm seeing under the kitchen sink. Here is a picture of what I'm seeing: Pipe A - Cold water pipe. Pipe B - Behind the wood plank, B connects to a valve that shuts down the entire...
  3. T

    Second kitchen sink!

    Just finished installing a second kitchen sink/new worktop/cupboard doors and painting end panels etc. 30mm thick worktop, what a pain to fit, damn heavy!
  4. J

    Redo of back to back drains (one from bathroom and one from kitchen.

    I am working on a remodeling a kitchen in a single story house with crawl space that was built in the 1950's. I was wondering if there is a better way to plumb the drain lines that are in the attached picture? There is a bathroom sink drain directly behind the wall of the kitchen. The white...
  5. Teleri

    Kitchen sink plug hole/waste pipe leak

    Hi there Could someone help identify the waste pipe (think that's what it is) coming from the bottom of the basin/plug hole, feeding into the other pipes? It has a leak where it connects to the bottom of the basin, so I'm thinking about replacing it if it's a standard part. If so can you tell...
  6. C

    Kitchen Sink Piping/Nightmare Potential

    Hello - I really need some solid advice. I recently purchased a home that has started having an awful smell coming from kitchen sink. I've cleaned multiple times, including p-pipe. Finally called a plumber & they said they will have to tear out the wall & lower the pipe where my kitchen piping...
  7. T

    Getting a long kitchen sink waste across and out to main waste stack

    I have a project where we'd like to put a kitchen in the living room to create an open plan. The would mean the sink waste running the length of the kitchen circa 3m and then circa another 3m to get out to the waste stack. Most joists run the right way ( subject to any noggins) however we'd need...
  8. R

    New kitchen, drainage advice please

    Hello I am fitting a kitchen in a new room without services. Looking to tile the floor so everything under the tiles really needs to be fit and forget. Looking for best advice on fitting drainage for the sink and dishwasher please. Photos of situation below. Sink will be under window and...
  9. A

    Kitchen tap running hot and cold

    Hi all We have an issue with a kitchen tap it seems to run hot and cold or Luke warm all the the other taps in the house are fine it’s just this one tap. It is a mixer tap and the combi boiler is about 2 metres away. It’s a Worcester greenstar. Is this an issue with the tap itself or something...
  10. M

    Kitchen sink trap/space saving issue?

    Hi all. Any suggestions on what trap/fittings to use on a sink as I need to turn 90degrees as soon as I can? The sink is moving into a unit with space very limited and I can’t just core a new hole. I’ve found a few bits but nothing I can get over the counter at a merchants. Cheers folks
  11. J

    Replacing kitchen tap with a new one - Need help

    Hello The existing tap is leaking in the kitchen. Few days back, it randomly let out more water than what it was leaking before and it created a mess. Need some help on replacing a old kitchen tap. Here are some pictures for the old tap and new tap that we have in kitchen. I have also...
  12. B

    Replace Radiator in Kitchen

    Hi, I live in a bungalow and I am refitting my kitchen/diner. The existing radiator needs to be moved to the other end of the kitchen and replaced with a vertical radiator which I have just bought. I can do some DIY plumbing myself, but need some advice. I could reroute the pipes from the...
  13. F

    Delta O2 "Touch" kitchen faucet question

    6 years old. Never a problem until it sprung a leak recently. Took the solenoid apart, cleaned things up, put it back together and no more leak. So that is not the issue. In fact, there is nothing wrong with it now but I would really like to understand how the darn 'touch' 'off' toggle works. It...
  14. B

    Kitchen sink leaky pipe

    Hi, I've been trying to fix a leak from under the kitchen sink. I replaced a number of components and fixed one leak from the trap, but now have another leak from the join to the waste pipe. See below (1). I have 2 different types of pipe (2 & 3) and not sure how to connect them to a tight seal...
  15. Sarah Curtis

    Part appears to have has come off on our new-ish kitchen tap

    Hi We had a new kitchen mixer tap fitted back in October, it was highly rated on tool station and not a bad price. I noticed yesterday that the part in between the tap handle and the body (in the photo) seems to have come off or something odd has happened so it’s showing the inside connections...
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    Can I move my Kitchen in an upstairs maisonette?

    We live in an upstairs maisonette, and currently have a kitchen/living area, with 4 units. We are doing a loft extension and the kitchen/living area will become a kitchen diner. However, we will need to move the kitchen to the other side of the room. The kitchen pipes currently go straight out...
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    Help please needed regards kitchen mixer tap !

    Hi all, I'm having problems with an old kitchen mixer tap.......the cold side is dripping from spout so I attempted to remove the brass cartridge to change rubber washers but for some reason after fully unscrewing it doesn't want to come out. Maybe something simple stopping it but I didn't...
  18. Bronwyn04

    New Kitchen sink when can I use it

    I have just had a new kitchen sink installed, and the plumber filled it to the top and told me not to use it for 48 hours to ensure the sealant sets. Told if we use it beforehand, it could move. Is this correct sounds like a long time for the sealant to set.
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    Issue with removing Kitchen tap from ceramic sink

    I’m looking to get some advice on how to remove a stubborn kitchen tap. The sink is ceramic and I’m very reluctant to take a grinder or any power tool to the tap. The fixing plate is secured by a plastic nut. Not a brass nut. You can fit a box spanner over the plastic nut, but it doesn’t...
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    Kitchen stop valves result and questions

    Hi everyone, Finally I have figured out what the two stop cocks in the kitchen do as they both had to be replaced due to leaks. The one under the sink stops the cold water from coming into the kitchen tap and the one which is in the wall panel is connected to the incoming mains water and needs...
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