This is our kitchen counter:
You may notice there’s a large grill-type thing protruding from it. Turns out, there is a radiator behind the counter, and that grill-type thing provides ventilation.
That’s right. They built the kitchen counter and cabinets around a radiator. A radiator that has been running since we moved in. Tonight I decided to finally figure out a way to turn it off, and I was afraid this would be difficult because the thermostat was about 3 feet below the counter top. And it looked icky down there.
But wait! What is that little piece of wood up against the back of the cabinet? How did I not notice it before?
I was worried when I saw the screws, but, as so often happens here in China, it wasn’t constructed *all* that well, and it popped right off!
For the record, it was set at the max “5″ when I opened it.
Success! I am SO excited that I have finally managed to cool off the kitchen counters – and all of the food that is stored in that cabinet! Now, to figure out how to replace the light bulbs in the bathroom fixtures . . .