Thursday, January 17, 2008

Compression Ftting

I really enjoy being a handyman. I learn so many things when I take on new projects. My house was built in the 60's and it is very obvious when I go to do a project.

This past week's project is almost coming to a close. What seemed like an easy project turned into a week long escapade which has consisted of five trips to Home Depot, one to the local Plumber Xpress store in Avondale Estates, and many trips under the sink. What I and the people at Home Depot did not know is that the connection my sink requires is a Multicor Compression fitting Flexible Faucet pipe rather than the normal 3/4" or 1/2" flexible faucet pipe. Prior to this adventure, the sink had bent copper pipes leading to the faucet. This obviously would not work for the new faucet and when working with pipes, after almost 50 years, it is time to upgrade the pipes.

The good thing is that I learned more about plumbing and was reminded to take the part you are trying to replace with you the 1st time, not the second. It helps save you at least two trips.


Kim said...

You go, girl!

Rich said...

A good project consists of at least 10 trips to Home Depot