Adventures in plumbing

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 2:44 PM | comments: 3

Last week our kitchen sink started to leak, and I narrowed it down to the hot side. It quickly started to outright run, so I had to clamp that side down until I replaced whatever was causing the leak.

So I start searching the Moen site, which is too fucking slow to be usable. I can't ID the faucet that I have for sure, but I was able to determine that the bulk of the faucets they've made in the last forever all use the same "cartridge" down the middle, a brass, plastic and rubber contraption.

The problem was that I couldn't figure out how to get the damn thing out to make sure it was really part 1225. You can't get it out because you need this little plastic thing that comes with the replacement to get the old one out. Lame.

I took the chance and bought the $20 (!) part, and fortunately it was the right one. To Moen's credit, this same part seems universally accepted in most of their product line. Home Depot, in fact, only stocked one other Moen model, which was a lot different from some of the other brands.

Speaking of Home Depot, Steph complained a lot about having yet another Home Depot here in Brunswick, with stores less than four miles away in either direction, but we sure do end up going there a lot.


freeze, February 9, 2005, 8:27 PM #

Having another Home Depot in your area is a nice complaint to have. Whenever you want to lunch, tomorrow, next week, 64 days from now, whenever, give me a call, I'll grab the blonde. I'm thinking Chili's.

Stephanie, February 10, 2005, 12:59 AM #

Dude, I can survive the ten minute drive to the next nearest Home Depot. We truly didn't need one one mile away. More greenspace!

freeze, February 10, 2005, 2:26 PM #

To each, their own. Do you live near a Super Wal-Mart? I live in the middle of 4 of them. That's some craziness.

As for the greenspace, you know me. Leave that for the tree-hugging hippies. I like my concrete jungle, thankyouverymuch.

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