January 6, 2013

New Faucet!

So, normally this is a pretty easy DIY home project - and, once we got the troublesome lug off, the whole thing took us 30 minutes.

Unfortunately, it took about 5 hours to get the lug off.
Rust, corrosion, impossible access, faulty design (they don't use this type anymore!) meant that wrenches, sockets, hammers, basin wrenches, and everything else failed.

So, dremmel to the rescue! We had to cut through the metal. With zero access and no lighting. Oy.

Old faucet:

What we grappled with:

The tools:

The destroyed "lug of doom" (note the corrosion):

The lovely awesome amazing new faucet! (Again - but come on, this thing is a beaut!)


mwg said...

Amazing job! and the new faucet looks really, really pretty!

Darryl Iorio said...

Oh, I hate it when that happens – when the model was out of stock FOR GOOD. I thought that only applies to gadgets. :l Anyway, in all fairness, the new faucet looks better! :D Guess it’s time for a sink facelift. Though it’s nice to retain the old feel, I’m positive you’ll benefit more with a modern faucet. :D

Lucretia Burkholder said...

Even if it took you five hours to replace your faucet with a new one, at least you were still able to do it. Sometimes, you really need to go through some mishaps before you succeed. ;) Well, you’ve learned something important, and that’s what matters the most. Once you do this again, you already know the things you need to consider.