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Looking for a particular sink.

This one. Any ideas about where to purchase one? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Jun 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Like Whatthefont but for interior products? Help me find my dream sink?

Is there a website/forum/secret society that can help identify specific products from pictures submitted? This time, specifically, I'm looking for this gorgeous bathroom sink, or something remotely close to it. But in general, i wonder if there's place that functions like Whatthefont does for fonts, where you upload a picture, and a community of enthusiasts can comment with their best guess on the origin of the item. Thanks!
posted by PardonMyFrench on May 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Slow drains - my problem, or the landlord's?

I just moved into an apartment a month ago. The bathtub, bathroom sink and kitchen sink drain slowly (but eventually). I don't remember whether they were slow when I moved in. I didn't have a hair strainer on the tub for the first few days so it's entirely possible it's my hair causing the backup (though that doesn't explain the kitchen sink). Is this my problem to fix or theirs? It's getting progressively worse. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 27, 2014 - 44 answers

My porcelain sink (and tub) have a problem

We have very hard water and it has a tendancy to stain stuff pretty quickly. The area of the sink and the tub just below the faucets are an endless battle. The only thing that has ever been able to get those stains out has been bleach, but now the bleach has only made things worse because they stain even MORE quickly. It really looks terrible. Help me fix my sink and tub so that we don't look like Grubby McSlobbersons. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Advice on water damage, flood, cleanup and insurance.

Our finished basement flooded thanks to a backed up sink and the iron filter discharge running. As far as we've been able to discern, our insurance does cover this. We've had a cleanup crew sent out by the insurance company. However, I've got some concerns on how it's being handled, specifically that not enough and not enough of the right work is being done. [more inside]
posted by LANA! on Dec 17, 2013 - 7 answers

The elusive угаалтуур

What is the proper English name for, and where might I find for purchase, a plastic over-sink water-rationing reservoir that looks like this? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Dec 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Real-time plumbing question

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 - 14 answers

Got that sinking feeling

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 - 8 answers

Can I install a HEAVY cast iron sink in a Bowling Alley Wood countertop?

I bought this lovely '60s cast iron enamel kitchen sink on craigslist (and a "hudee ring"), and am obtaining some repurposed bowling alley wood out of which to cut a countertop. But it suddenly occurs to me that the sink may be too damn heavy... it's probably like 50 lbs or something. Is this project doomed? And if there is anything I can do, do you think it worth the trouble? I like the sink a lot but it was only $10.
posted by qzar on Nov 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Why is my kitchen sink so not-square?

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 - 21 answers

Recommend me a new kitchen faucet, please

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 - 6 answers

What are best practices / tools for non-disposal sink

I really really like having a garbage disposal, grew up having one, and have had one in most of my apartments, but I'm moving to an apartment that is great in every way but doesn't have a garbage disposal. In the past when I've used non-disposal sinks (regular sinks I guess) my main gripe is that even when I scrape off plates and pans, particulate food matter gets into the sink, into and around whatever catcher is in the drain, and is just disgusting. My question is, what do people generally do to keep their sinks pretty clean when they don't have a disposal? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jun 25, 2013 - 25 answers

Keep Water Off My Bathroom Counter

The counter for my bathroom sink sits below the level of the counter (picture). When the water is turned off, or the soap dispenser used, water dripping off hands gets all over the counter and eventually runs to the edge of the counter onto the floor. I want this to stop. The fix for the faucet is to find a new faucet. But I'm not sure what to do about the soap dispenser. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 31, 2013 - 6 answers

Do You Like Your Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet?

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 - 27 answers

I'm dyeing here.

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 - 18 answers

Did we buy the wrong sink?

Did we buy the wrong sink? [more inside]
posted by gribbly on Sep 10, 2012 - 2 answers

How to protect dish sponge from sponge-eating cat

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 - 18 answers

Home art studio space suggestion.

Suggestions please for an artist's sink/counter in my new downstairs studio. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Everything But the Cliche

For financial and quasi-environmental reasons, I live in a studio apartment with its own bathroom but with a shared kitchen down the hall. It's great except for one thing: I'd love to use my bathroom sink for kitchen-ish purposes, but the faucet and drain are too shallow. Is there anything I can attach to the faucet that'll give it a bit more flexibility - without breaking my lease or calling the plumber? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

It's not all in my head!

There is a mold or mildew problem under the kitchen sink in my new apartment. My allergies are a curse that cause me to detect smells that normal people can't, and my landlord can't smell it and thinks I might be crazy. [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Sep 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Plumbing vented inside apartment? Is that OK?

We moved into a new rental last month and after we moved in I notice some unusual plumbing. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Aug 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Sinkstink.

What is wrong with my bathroom sink? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 8, 2011 - 10 answers

what are you sinking about?

My bathroom has his-and-hers sinks, but just a her to use them. Suggestions for what to do with his sink? [more inside]
posted by cheemee on May 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Can you help me fix this problem with an old sink?

Just moved into a new place, and the oldschool sink (1910s?) has a weird area that collects dirty water. It is, in a word, gross. Anyone have experience with this kind of sink, or suggestions on what to do with it? Pictures of the offending sink inside. [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Mar 6, 2011 - 6 answers

It's my sink and I'll move it if I want to.

I have a sink in my basement I would like to relocate. I would like to do this with a minimum amount of plumbing. I shall explain my intentions with a few pictures and way too many words inside. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Sink gritting us down..

What is the mysterious grit in our sink? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 22, 2011 - 6 answers

How do we rig up a sink in a room with no running water?

How can I rig up a sink in a room without running water? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jan 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Stubborn drain clog, help!

Got a clogged sink tried several methods with no luck - rather not call a plumber, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Dec 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Past the p-trap and still clogged up

IANYPlumber: I need some help for the world's most clogged bathroom sink. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 12, 2010 - 12 answers

That Sinking Feeling

Plumbingfilter: A kitchen faucet suddenly lost water pressure. I've checked the mesh screen, I've tried to snake it out. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by carlh on Nov 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Hand washing in the kitchen sink

Is it okay to wash your hands in the kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Aug 30, 2010 - 37 answers

Advice on tiling over butcher block?

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 - 10 answers

Replacing the kitchen sink

What sort of kitchen sink should I get? [more inside]
posted by sulaine on May 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Contact Lens-Only Sink

Dumb question - why was one sink in the bathroom dedicated for contact lens wearers? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Apr 23, 2010 - 30 answers

Seriously, not a euphemism

Five holes in the countertop, four things to put in them. What should I put in the fifth? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Mar 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me install a sink!

Help me install a sink! [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Jan 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How to fix weird sink smell

Lately the cold water in my bathroom sink has a musty odor when I first turn on the tap. What should I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 16, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm going to bloody well fix this Xbox myself.

Help me fix my Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 5, 2009 - 9 answers

No it doesn't leak like that, it leaks like this.

PlumbingFilter: My google-fu is failing me and need help finding directions on fixing our bathroom sink faucet. It only leaks when it's turned on and not from around the handles. Most of the internet directions are for fixing faucets that drip all the time or stopping a leak around the fixture handles when it's turned on. Maybe my problem is like one of these two, but the symptoms are completely different and I'm not a plumber. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Dec 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Housemate doesn't clean up after himself. Help.

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 - 41 answers

Gardening in the sink

What indoor plants or herbs can I grow in this repurposed children's sink? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Clean pipes vs. leaky sink

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 - 14 answers

How do you find a good plumber?

How does one go about finding a good plumber anyway? [more inside]
posted by Teira on Aug 5, 2009 - 13 answers

What's the best way to go about replacing my kitchen sink and faucet?

What's the best way to go about replacing my kitchen sink and faucet? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Jul 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Slow faucet needs more pressure.

I need some plumbing help with regards to a slow faucet. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Plumbing fail - clogged kitchen sink

Clogged kitchen sink, what can I try next? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on May 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me shave without a sink!

How do I shave without a sink? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jan 14, 2009 - 29 answers

alternatives to a ikea washbasin?

Any similar sinks out there to the Ikea HÖLLVIKEN bathroom sink? I like the size and shape of this basin, but want to get some other options. Also, if anyone knows anything about the quality of this sink, those comments would also be appreciated.
posted by buttercup on Dec 1, 2008 - 5 answers

How is my kitchen like the Internet?

Should I be getting a break on my rent because my kitchen pipes are clogged? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Water pitcher won't fit in our sink

I recently saw an ad for a water filter pitcher that has a little hose stored in the handle that attaches to the water tap. Can anyone tell me who makes this product? The only source of water in my office is a small sink in the washroom, and it is not deep enough to fit a water pitcher into. I'm thinking this hose-attached pitcher could be the answer to our hydration needs. Other ideas on how to supply clean drinking water to my staff are welcome.
posted by mutrux on Sep 9, 2008 - 8 answers

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