Shiny Faucet Envy
November 29, 2006 4:24 PM Subscribe
FaucetFilter: I'm in a rental apartment, and my heavy cooking and homebrewing proclivities have me pining for a better kitchen faucet. Do you have any advice for finding, installing (and then when I move out), uninstalling a higher-end sink faucet?
posted by garfy3 to home & garden (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The one I've got just doesn't "rise above" the sink very much, and has that one handle in the middle to control the temp mixture (can't seem to find a pic right now). Of course, after some holiday visits I've developed Severe Faucet Envy while using some higher-end faucets that rise above the mess and do all sorts of other spray-ee, clean-ee stuff.
Dealing with the building maintenance folks isn't an option in this case (sadly).
So I ask you -- do you have any advice for finding, installing (and then when I move out), uninstalling a higher-end sink faucet? I know I should be looking for appliances where all the connections are un-soldered, and where all the holes match up in the right places. Has anyone here done this before? Tips for finding a faucet that's easy to retro-fit once I need to move out (probably a year or more from now)? How about preserving the old faucet during dis-assembly so it doesn't get all hosed up?