Saturday, October 20, 2007

Installing a faucet: Part 4: The thrilling conclusion


Here is the master bathroom, complete with the brand-new faucet fixture!

I did this one entirely by myself (insert obligatory reference to Jeremy tightening things up with his brute strength here).

I ended up replacing the P-bend (? - I may have installed the fixture but I won't even pretend to speak or understand the lingo) pipe underneath the sink because it was disgusting on the inside. I don't know what the previous owner of this house had put down the sink, or why we have let it just sit there the past two years. So much gross hud came out that even Miriam (my captive audience) was saying "ewwwwww!"

Of course, replacing that part necessitated another trip to Lowe's with Miriam. But this time, unlike last time, I felt very confident and knew exactly what I was looking for. Even if I didn't know the name of it. It was an awesome feeling.

So this story has a very happy ending. I encourage you all to go out and replace your lavatory and/or kitchen sink fixtures without delay. It will make your week! It made mine, anyway.
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(Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)

9 comments:

Bridget said...

To answer any random questions you may have now that I've posted a picture of my bathroom on the internet:

Yes, I forgot to replace the handtowel before I took the picture.

That's A Proclamation to the World: The Family in Russian hanging on the wall.

My scent of choice these days, which you see on the counter, is Pure Seduction by Victoria's Secret (even though the name is RETARDED!)

The lovely soap dispenser is brought to you by IKEA.

Our shower looks weird from this angle, but it is an awesome step-down Roman shower. I think it's just about the coolest thing about our house.

Anything else?

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Wow, I"m inspired. So next time you come to visit, please replace mine!

Bridget said...

I'll tell you what: you buy the plane ticket and the faucet and it's a deal!

Shannan said...

The finished project is great!

I'm a little afraid to replace mine because I have the feeling the previous owners did not care what went down their sink either.

And thank you for the blogging tips. I'm going to try them ASAP.

Crissy Bear said...

I'm am very impressed! Do you feel almost like you have a new bathroom just making those changes?

Suzanne Bubnash said...

OK, but in the meantime, read up on how to replace a sink because that needs to be done first.

Mikael said...

It looks AWESOME!!!! I have to say I will never be doing any replacing of faucets when we get a house. My husband is in Construction, and he is WAY handy! But I can do the painting and decorating, I like that

Kristen said...

The hud in the p-trap is astonishingly just the normal stuff that goes down the drain everyday: toothpaste, spit, hair, soap, food particles from between your teeth, makeup, dirt...it is so nasty, but I've seen (and smelled! now that's an offensive odor!) it before from our own drains, and we don't put any nastiness beyond what I just described down there. The roman shower looks awesome and I love your bathroom color.

Bridget said...

Crissy, yes, it is like a whole new bathroom. I love it every time I go in there.

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