Thursday, July 19, 2012

Project: Four Hour Faucet

The Four Hour Faucet Project.
Ok, it didn't really take 4 hours ... maybe 3 ... but 4 hour faucet has a better ring to it. 



We needed a new faucet in the kitchen. And by needed, I mean ours was cheap and ugly and builder grade and needed to retire from kitchen duty. Which meant we needed a new one. A pretty, shinny, practical new one. 
And so we (and, by we, I mean J. Who kept asking for my help) started our replace the faucet mission. And it took forever. J turned off the water, then went to remove the old faucet and it wouldn't come off. It was stuck. Seriously stuck. After using tongue and groove pliers (aka: channel locks), a hammer and 2 lighters, he managed to unstick the whatever part. It only took almost 2 hours to do that (He determined the part was cross threaded, or something). So then we went back to work on the incredibly easy task of replacing the faucet. Much smoother sailing this time. Old junk out of the way, new lines put in, put on new faucet. Done.


A pretty kitchen sink faucet I can fit a tea pitcher under and matching sprayer.


This would have been a quick project, had the people who installed the original faucet done that right. I'd say it's a 1 afternoon project, and we came in about $120 for the faucet and new lines.
(Delta Windermere Faucet)



Our projects to tackle :
Front flower beds & sidewalk
Front porch lights
Ceiling fans in the 2 bedrooms
Lower baby's crib
Pantry cabinet for the kitchen
Build a workbench for J
Replace kitchen sink faucet
Buy and replace living room mini-blinds

{Replace broken microwave}

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