Naval Battles On The Homefront

For weeks we have been embroiled in a war on the water. A battle against a foe that was relentless in its path.

The enemy had been victorious over previous tactical plans. Meager attempts to stall its advance all met with great defeat.

For it was

The Great Battle Of The Drippy Bathroom Faucet.

The Evil Enemy

I had had enough of the feeble salvos to repair the old, cheap and frankly rather ugly spout. Out came the big guns. And my credit card.

I bit the bullet and requisitoned a brand spankin' fancy new one.

As General in Command, I then prepared the troops and our artillery:

- I shovelled out the crap from under the cabinet.

- I cleared off the sink counter.

- I set out the battle plans (Instruction Manual) and laid out the weapons (tools).

- I then enlisted the Draft and pried hubby away from the television.

Preparing for battle

And a mere six hours later, the campaign was won. Although sadly our forces encountered a few setbacks and casualties along the way, including:

- manual decapitation of the old rusted faucet,

- amputation of the PVC drain pipe,

- stripping of the cold water pipe bolt causing:

- three explosions of water inside the cabinet,

- and thoroughly exhausted troops.

But we were victorious.

Victory! Woot!

And the battlefield never looked better.

11 People would rather be commenting:

Bruce Johnson said...

This is why I usually bit the bullet and call a plumber...I would just as soon pull out a Ferrari engine and work on it, that do household plumbing.

Ed & Jeanne said...

Ah, a happy ending. Plumbing is some nasty work to take on. I avoid it like I avoid the dentist.

Cupcake Blonde said...

That is one glorious reward to your battle. Must be a Moen. :)

Day Dreamer said...

Okay....that new faucet is bootimus! NICE!!

Love the first picture. You can even see the offending drip dripping!! Good shot!

Looks like that "build a home around this" commercial...


Bea said...

Whoa, pretty!

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Nice faucet! How many pics did you take to get the drip. I liked that one.

Maureen said...

Lotus07: Yeah, it was messy and gross, but at least now we know a whole lot more about plumbing!

VE: Oh, I avoid the dentist with much more vigor...

Vegas Princess: It's American Standard actually... I love the high faucets; much more practical!

Day Dreamer: Thanks! That was the only pic I took of the old faucet, and was surprised to see the drip when I uploaded it to my computer... that wasn't intentional!

Thanks Bea!

Ed: Thanks! One photo was all it took... which just proves all the water that was literally constantly going down the drain. What a waste.

Momo Fali said...

Congratulations! I'm impressed! I've tried to install two faucets, and ended up calling a plumber friend for both.

Jill said...

Oh I *L*O*V*E* plumbing stories!!!!!!!! Very pretty new faucet & glad it only took 6 hours!!!!!! I think I've had some that lasted longer...though six hours is a pretty good run!

Phoenix5 said...

That's quite the casualty list! Love the end result though! Almost inspires me to replace the not-yet-drippy-but-too-low-for-anything-and-has-a-stupid-integrated-drain-plug faucet in my bathroom. Almost, but not quite...

Aimeslee Winans said...

Ah...congrats for a job well done. Now, please come down here and fix my sink (tree roots in the drain).

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