Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Adventures in plumbing

Living alone in the middle of nowhere is an adventure in itself, but imagine how exciting it gets when things break! This weekend, I got to replace the kitchen faucet! Whoohoo! Party under the sink!



Since I was going to be upside-down in a cabinet and contorted like a pretzel for most of the afternoon anyway, why not uninstall the non-working reverse osmosis unit while I was down there? More excitement! More thrills! More water dripping on my face!



About an hour into the project, this is exactly how my kitchen looked...



...except I had an apprentice to hand me tools.



The sweet thrill of victory:

25 comments:

  1. Two thumbs up for you Carson! Another job well done at 7MSN, and I love the new faucet.

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  2. I love reverse osmosis water. It tastes so good.

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  3. Way to go Carson. Now that's living out there by yourself. If you can fix the plumbing you can fix anything. Hat's off!
    Best always, Sandra

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  4. I am woman! Hear me roar! Great job of plumbing! See, we woman can do just about anything!

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  5. Something else to add to your resume'!
    Water and electricity (not together, of course) are two fix-it jobs that elude me. Too scary. It's the dying(electricity) or the flood possibility that keep me from tackling them.

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  6. ooo, good job. I love the new faucet.

    I need to replace two of mine but I'm much too... terrified.

    Is your osmosis reversed too?

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  7. Nancy in NC1/12/10, 7:01 AM

    Good job! Ah.. the satisfaction of a job well done.....not to mention the benefit of running water...

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  8. I jumped over here after seeing you comment on CeeCee's blog - and I'm glad I did! I just read about your journey to 7MSN - amazing. What a wonderful true fairytale! Love your writing style and sense of humor.

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  9. Great job!!! ( clapping)I truly admire any woman who isn't afraid to jump in and get their hands dirty! Way to go!!! We also have a reverse osmosis system. Personally I don't like the taste of it although the rest of the fam does.

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  10. Well done indeed! And Snapper looks truly interested and supportive - I guess that helped a lot.

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  11. Good for you! And what a classy new faucet. Maybe I will be able to replace the garbage disposal myself.

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  12. LUV that new faucet--we're taking the kitchen plunge in the spring--after 7 years of particle-board backsplash. Cannot wait--great job--so impressed!

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  13. Nice faucet dude....I toyed with the rubbed bronze look when I was picking out fixtures for the new house. Decided, nah, just because of those darn hard water spots. But then, I installed a dark charcoal granite sink in the kitchen. What was I thinking?

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  14. You're so amazing! Party under the sink!! You crack me up!!

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  15. Wow! That's awesome. You're my hero. Looks like your apprentice is unionized....

    (Hi Mom & Dad!!)

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  16. Much impressed with your handiwork! Although it looks as though you had an excellent assistant!

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  17. Good job! Love your kitchen.

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  18. I like your faucet -- has a real rancherwoman look to it. Your helper looks singularly uninterested in anything but being entertained by watching from above. They are so good at that!

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  19. Pat on the back! Also, like the pretty colorful tile in there.

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  20. You rock! Look at you under the sink, surrounded by tools. Love the new tap, hope it doesn't leak!

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  21. Great job to you and your helper! Do you both hire out?

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  22. Ok so this may sound weird... Love the new faucet

    (seriously, I have a problem. I could wander the aisles of home improvement stores for ages looking at things like faucets, drawer pulls, etc)

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  23. BRAVO!!! You are amazing! Is there anything you can't do?

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  24. See...there IS more than one way for a woman to make a living on her back :-)! I've done this myself although my current sink and faucet need to be replaced, with the reverse osmosis unit, I will hire a plumber this time!

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