Replacing sink sprayer gone wrong

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by mr4pt, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    ...not unexpected as my plumbing projects always turn out this way

    I decided to replace the spray nozzle on our kitchen sink. Simple $20 fix

    So far I’m into it for $650

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  2. artey72

    artey72 Well-Known Member

    Dude you should think about hiring it out..
     
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  3. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... That kind of math never works out. :D
     
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  4. Nat1

    Nat1 Well-Known Member

    Better take care of those counter tops while you got the sink out.
     
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  5. Koyote

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    Um, how is that even possible? Paint fumes finally getting to you I see!
     
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  6. sparkie

    sparkie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    O no not if the cost over run for the sprayer cost him that much ---just think what taking care of the counter tops would cost him.
    Just leave them alone brother.
     
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  7. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    How does unscrewing and screwing in a 1/4" pipe fitting with a little teflon tape on the threads end up at 650?
     
  8. Hogbreath

    Hogbreath Well-Known Member

    Those kitchen sprayers always seem to be a real pain. The concept seems straight forward enough, but there always seems to be a catch somewhere.
     
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  9. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    Hush yo mouth

    This spring will be a total kitchen remodel
     
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  10. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    You’d think, huh?

    This particular sprayer had a quick connect that was evidently the first ever made and has since been discontinued. The piece of all thread that it connects to coming from the faucet stem was installed prior to installing the sink So the sink had to be removed to get it off, it had to come off because leak in hose was just below it.

    My wife hated that sink anyway...

    All I have left to do is finish and I’ll be done
     
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  11. sparkie

    sparkie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Doing it as a contract by someone else that does this for a living? No kidding get 3 estmates. And get a detailed drawing of everything you wish to be done. I made that errrror when I had someone that I seen there work do mine and didn't get it in contract as to everything I wanted and ------very very very important get the---- price--- and the time it will be ___________completed.
     
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  12. sparkie

    sparkie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Right do fix what the wife hates. Send pictures. Thanks
     
  13. Kodiac

    Kodiac Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Best wishes @mr4pt . You have been on my mind, lately.
     
  14. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    What did I do know?
     
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  15. Allenn

    Allenn Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    well probably the last few rough weeks you had. Your daughter your uncle your benches, your sink. You’ve been roughing it the last few weeks.
     
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  16. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    So I’m finished for the day...and I have a working sprayer!!
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    I got the sink in, faucet installed, drain plumbed and butcher block cut. Tomorrow I will router the edges of the board and drop it in and fasten it to where it’s only 1/4” over the sink edge.

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    The old cast iron sink was 44”, the new one is 36”. The pic above shows the opening that the cutting board will drop down only leaving 1/4” above sink and counter. Will look a lot more finished out after that

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    I almost used every tool, I bet I made 20 trips to the shop.

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    Old cast iron triple bay

    I stated at 8 am and finished at 8 pm but took 3 hour break to go see my aunt Sandra
     
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  17. Kodiac

    Kodiac Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    You posted a hardship that no man should have to endure. I have endured it, too. I wish you the best. I understand that life goes on and so do memories. Some memories we would rather not have. But, they are there.
     
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  18. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    The sink and the benches are cake. Sink is almost done and the benches on the burn pile. Table is in the paint booth to be painted solid color legs and skirting but I stepped away from that project to clear my head.

    My daughter is going to be fine, scary at first but just a thing.

    Uncle Joe still hurts, a lot.

    It’s all good in the hood my peeps, gravy baby
     
  19. Allenn

    Allenn Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Well we’re all thinking about you man and if you need any thing just say it.
     
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