have you managed to get something done you've been wanting to, lately?

 

I was able to put the timeline together based on paperwork.

Our side spray had stopped working in the kitchen, so I called Kohler, and they sent me a diverter and side spray. I installed the new side spray, and it didn't work. I guess that was 2015.

The other day I saw the counter was wet, so that meant the o-ring for the gooseneck spout was worn/leaking. I decided what's up with this diverter thingy anyway? It was in the box with the paperwork (Kohler is great lifetime warranty on all faucets). One thing lead to another, there is a retaining ring or circlip holding the diverter in place, and my pliers seemed to have points that were too big. So I ordered Channellocks on amazon (I mentioned on the amazon photo thread), they came, and DOH!!!!! The tips (comes with 5) are perfect, but the pliers are too fat to fit in the body of the faucet!

I managed to get the ring out, pull the diverter out, and put the new diverter in. Had a terrible time dealing with the retaining ring. Put everything together, tested. Side spray strong, faucet strong, AT THE SAME TIME. Hmmmmm......opened back up and retaining ring out of place. Fiddled with it using scissors and a small screwdriver, fixed. Side spray works, and nothing comes out of spout when using side spray, meaning valve working. The new one rattles when shaken, old one doesn't really move.

It shouldn't take a person 5 years to fix this, but if it weren't for the lockdown, I bet I never would have bothered. It's the little things!

p.s. I used waterproof grease for the first time, maybe the o-ring will last longer, not sure

now

that I'm on a plumbing kick, I decided to attack that Delta classic faucet in the bathroom. As I suspected, Delta is just like Kohler, lifetime warranty. Call the 800#, they gladly ship out replacement stems and seats.

Go on to YouTube so I know exactly what I'm dealing with--a person there was missing the stops so his handles spun around and around, and also, he noted he lacked the seats and springs (this is an odd design at least to me).

I'd probably be loyal to Kohler, but it's nice to know it's a trifecta. Kohler, Moen, Delta, all 3 stand by their products for life. That, to me, is the American way. Not for all, but I bet in my grandparents' days, it was most cos.

Nothing as fascinating as doing plumbing, but...

..I did get the car washed this past Saturday.

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Sat., I Was Able To

give the house a bath. I got my son's power washer, and did about 1/3 of it. Will finish the rest this week.

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Genealogy

I've been able to get lots of work done on my family tree including some extended branches, namely my niece's husband's family.

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Been doing a lot of that also.

jfossy wrote:

I've been able to get lots of work done on my family tree including some extended branches, namely my niece's husband's family.

I have branched out really far on the branches that I shouldn't be on. In doing so I found that we are related to a lot more high profile families than I previously knew about.

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Doing this around the home

We are currently working on cleaning, sealing, and staining the decks. A couple of weeks ago we did some excavation projects on the property, so this is an ongoing cleanup and maintenance ordeal.

Panama!

Take that thing off Automatic and put it on Single Fire!

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Home Projects

Yep...been cleaning, organizing, fixing, trashing, etc. Stuff I've been putting off forever. Gonna paint the kitchen soon. I am working from home however, but not with the same intensity.

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cleaned

up the yard and had a whole lot of branches to dispose of, and hmmm...never saw the truck come. Go online and brush collection suspended indefinitely...oh well c'mon there are worse things in life! Just hid them in the yard and when the collection resumes, will dispose of them.

I can be strange. I love washing dishes now (installed but really never used the dishwasher feel it wastes time and energy and water), my wife is delighted. I just love using the hardware that I've fixed!

p.s. got the monthly charge for the car wash, which must mean they're open again (last month was charged 1 cent not the usual $16)

Microwave

I replaced the aging over the stove microwave. It seemed like an easy project, and I'd been putting it off for the past decade.

Two days later, was enjoying a nice new microwave. (they are heavier than I remember!)

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Plumbing

Same type of stuff Johnnatash4 did: Fixed a kitchen faucet and repaired a toilet valve. Getting overdue work done while staying here at the house...

nice

gordyo wrote:

I replaced the aging over the stove microwave. It seemed like an easy project, and I'd been putting it off for the past decade.

Two days later, was enjoying a nice new microwave. (they are heavier than I remember!)

Nice! Ours has been out for years. It's really not high enough up over the stove, and suffers from the heat generated by cooking (1951 house/low ceilings). I bought it off amazon and back in those days no tax and always delivered via UPS (rarely FedEx). I was thinking man how much the UPS driver hates me carrying all this stuff to the back porch! I remember a buddy helped me with it in 2004, and it was hard to position. Wow would I love to do this job....glad you put it off for a decade I don't feel quite as dumb!