Monday, December 01, 2008

Kitchen Faucet Installation Day 2

Hardware Guy called me this morning and told me he could have a faucet that fit my existing sink in today . . . for about double the price I paid for the original wrong faucet. But, we need a working kitchen sink, so I told him to bring it in.

It arrived this afternoon.

After getting most of the stuff around the office done, I decided to call it a day there and go put the new faucet in. At 4:30 I walked home, ready to install the new faucet and get on with life.

One hour and fifteen minutes later, I had everything hooked up and ready to turn on the water.

I have a few words about that . . .

dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
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dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit

I'm calling Hardware Guy first thing in the morning because I think the faucet is defective. Oh ... have I mentioned this:

dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit

7:15 Update: So we have to do dishes in the bathtub because our sink is out of commission at the moment (see above). The girls did dishes in the bathtub, but the tub has decided that now is the time to NOT DRAIN. So we now have a bathtub full of dishwater that ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE. How did that go . . .

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dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
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dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit
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Update #3: The plugged drain was noticed at 6:55. That gave me five minutes to run to the store and pick up some Liquid Plummer. I grabbed two bottles for standing water and one that foams up and cleans the sides of the pipes (or something like that). Dumped the two bottles down the drain and . . . whadaya know . . . 30 minutes later it drained out. Then I dumped the foaming stuff down the drain and told our foreign exchange student, "In one hour, run water down." Then I went to the bar.

When I came home, Mrs. Ref informed me that the sink was fixed. She had a meeting tonight and told the story about me trying to play handy-man. One of the people offered to come over and see if he could help. Turns out that he did and got the problem fixed. The only problem now is that we have a drip out of where the pipes connect to the faucet . . . which is actually pretty normal and I'm not too upset about that. I'll deal with that in the near future.

But for now . . . we have a kitchen faucet that works and a bathtub that drains.

2 comments:

DaYouthGuy | 10:29 AM, December 02, 2008  

Ah, the joys of DIY. Now the question is Mrs. Ref likely to hold this over your head?

The Lovely Wife | 11:15 AM, December 02, 2008  

I believe the other words that you used, besides dammit, would make a sailor blush.

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