Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Ever had a leaky faucet? We did. Notice the past tense conjugation of "do". As in, used to. Not anymore! I didn't think I would ever be so excited just to have a faucet that shuts off. But when you've spent months holding your mouth just right and wriggling the faucet handle slightly up and to the right just to make it shut off, and then enduring weeks when even that trick only reduced the stream to a slight trickle, you'd be excited, too!

It was a simple $3 fix. We will be getting a new faucet soon during the kitchen remodel, but it will be accompanied by the new sink and countertops. So I didn't want to order my new faucet, install it, remove it, and then install it again in about a month. So I was going to live with a drip. Until I couldn't live with a drip any longer. A trip to Lowes with a knowledgeable plumbing department staffer resulted in new seats and springs and a quick how-to lesson.

Jeff had the spigot off in a jiffy and allowed me the photo opp of placing the new parts. A few tries at getting the faucet reassembled and voila! No more drip.


I'm here to tell you, friends don't let friends live with drips. If your tap is leaking, run to the nearest big box store and get yourself some seats and springs. You'll be so happy you did!

1 comment:

  1. lol, that is so funny--we've been living with a drip-drip for about 6 months. At first it was, "let's give it some time, maybe it will go away." Sounded like a good idea at the time, lol. But surprise, ignoring the problem didn't make it go away. :) Turns out, the problem with our faucet was the cap at the mouth where the water pours out. The washer was missing.

    Anyway, funny post!