There is a handyman in my home right now who is in his 3rd hour of installing a new kitchen sink and faucet. Part of that time was devoted to running out to the hardware store to get the right parts to replace the water shut off valve, which apparently was stripped. That took about a half hour (which was reasonable given the distance). He told me originally that he thought the sink replacement would take about an hour, so minus the hardware store run, it's taken 2 and a half times longer than he estimated. Is the amount of time he's spent so far excessive? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman
on Nov 10, 2013 -
Our underhung kitchen sink detached itself from the countertop this afternoon - can I repair this myself? How? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Kitchen sinks are inefficiently designed in a round shape-- Is it particularly difficult, hence expensive, to engineer a square sink? [more inside]
posted by cake vandal
on Jul 7, 2013 -
I have a four-hole sink with a gooseneck Moen. The cartridges seem to leak quickly in my experience and are expensive to replace. Is there a plumber here who agrees?
I'm sick of dealing with this endlessly leaky nightmare, and I'm about ready to replace the whole faucet. Does anybody make a good faucet with simple washers anymore? I don't mind replacing those!
Short question: I want a recommendation for the simplest and most sensible faucet there is. My absolute top price is $200. Must be gooseneck and must not be Moen. I'd prefer to pay $100.
Or explain to why Moens are actually okay and that I should just tough it out.
posted by Camofrog
on Jun 28, 2013 -
New kitchen faucet is needed, and I've been warned away from the pull-down type of faucet. Do you have one of these, and would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Mar 11, 2013 -
RIT dye and a stainless steel sink - now there's a line in the sink where the dye level was. How, why, and can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Sep 30, 2012 -
How can we store our kitchen sink dishwashing sponge to prevent it being eaten by our cat? Rupert
, after years of ignoring it, has recently decided that the sponge is a fun thing to shred and nibble on. Currently it sits on top of the sink edge on top of a spiky plastic soap saver thingy so it can dry. How can we store it so that it will be (a) easily accessible to humans, (b) not accessible to Rupert, and (c) able to air-dry? I'm imagining something like this
with a flap on top, for instance.
posted by matildaben
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Should we lay a tile border around our sink so we don't ruin our new birch countertops? If so, what do you wish you had known about tiling before undertaking your first project? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner
on Jun 19, 2010 -
My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Nov 16, 2009 -
What did I botch when reconnecting the pipes under my kitchen sink, causing them to start leaking? Picture included below, with the leak indicated. [more inside]
posted by swrittenb
on Aug 23, 2009 -
What kind of adhesive is used to secure an undermount kitchen sink to the underside of a countertop? [more inside]
posted by elmwood
on Mar 21, 2008 -
We have corian countertops in our kitchen. The sink, which I think is made of enamel, seems as if it's part of the countertop. I hate the sink. Does replacing the sink mean replacing the whole countertop?
posted by dpx.mfx
on Feb 10, 2006 -
My kitchen sink is very
slow to drain. The pipes are clear and the garbage disposal is new. When I run the disposal, all the water/other stuff in the sink drains out without too much trouble. Is there some way to adjust the spinning element in the disposal
to make sure the drain holes inside it are fully open? [more inside]
posted by clgregor
on Apr 22, 2005 -