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Sarah: DIY Faucet Fix…sort of March 2, 2014

Filed under: DIY Projects — suburbanpioneers @ 10:19 pm
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a temporary sink handle using 1/4 inch stainless steel tubing

a temporary sink handle using 1/4 inch stainless steel tubing

This is what happens when you’re too cheap to call a plumber and your partner is an electrical engineer who builds flow systems using stainless steel tubing.  Some might call it a nuisance.  I call it ingenious.

 
When your two choices are to spend a few hundred dollars to call a plumber about a broken faucet or to wait until it’s not the middle of the work week to fix your sink, I’ll take the second any day.  Besides, this look is a vast improvement over the previous option:

sad, broken sink

sad, broken sink

Cheap is not always better.

Cheap is not always better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might not be shocked to discover that we are in the market for a durable faucet fixture.  We are taking recommendations now.  My next challenge: what to do to reuse a 1/4 inch stainless steel tube when it is no longer needed as a handle?  Also taking recommendations on this.

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4 Responses to “Sarah: DIY Faucet Fix…sort of”

  1. Jason Says:

    That sparked a memory for me of a similar problem we had when I was a kid. I think we used Vice Grips on the fixture for, like, three years. Totally forgot til I saw this.


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