Plumbing antics continue

Our house was built in 1968. Young if you are a person, but old if you are plumbing. The plumbing in our house has been attempting to get our attention for more than a year now. Back in February 2011 Joey repaired the drain basket on our kitchen sink, and then almost immediately had to put in a new seal around the faucet.

Sometime in the summer of 2011, Joey fixed the faucets in the bathtub of the green bathroom. The real insanity came in January of 2012, when the kitchen sink backed up, and the bathtub in the master bathroom developed severe leaks.

Here we are in October of 2012, and the kitchen faucet leak has reemerged with a vengeance.  Joey and I had agreed when he made the last repair that if it started leaking again, we would not try to fix it, but simply replace the whole faucet assembly.  As Misty commented, “Spraying water was that old faucet’s raison d’etre. It’s dead now. Shows what choosing an inconsiderate raison d’etre can do for one.”

We decided rather than paying money for exactly the same faucet, which we were not particularly fond of, we would upgrade to a taller faucet.  As it turned out we upgraded not only the faucet, but also our filtered water solution.  We got a lovely faucet with integrated sprayer, which left a spot for a separate filtered water spigot.  Fantastic!
New faucet

 

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