christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

I did it mahself

The faucet in our downstairs kitchen has been dripping lately, and I spend most of the day nearby. It's been driving me nuts, so a few days ago, I decided to figure out how to fix it. The process of switching out the seat washer seemed simple enough, so I started taking the faucet apart. I didn't find the setup I was expecting, though. There were cartridges inside that looked even easier to swap out! So I went to Lowe's and got a couple, only to realize when I got back with them that they were about a micron too thick. Putting the whole thing back together with its original parts didn't really work out, either, because the threads on the metal parts were crumbling apart in my hands.

It was going to be easier to replace the whole thing, and not really that much more expensive. The cartridges I returned to the store were about $16 total, and a new faucet could be had starting at $30. We chose one with a separate spray hose, which the old faucet didn't have, for about $40.


It was a messy and painful process, but not particularly difficult. And I had help.


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