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Replacing THIS Should Be Easy… Right?

When it comes to things I’m good at, doing any kind of home repair isn’t at the top of the list. In fact, it’s not even ON the list. So, after my wife and I installed a new kitchen faucet last weekend, we noticed the the pipe under the right side of our sink was leaking. It looked like should be easy to quickly tighten the connection and eliminate the leak, right? Not so fast, my friend!

Turns out the slip joint, as I found out it’s called, is a finnicky little connection in which everything must be lined up exactly correctly; the proper washers installed; and the proper plumber’s tape and/or putty added to completely seal the joint. Maybe.

So far, I’ve made three trips to the hardware store, and I still have yet to finish the job. The funny thing is, we installed the $150 faucet fine– no leaks. But the stupid slip joint, and its $4.99 new nut/washer kit, has become the bane of my existence. I just bought another part this morning, which will hopefully properly seal the connection; I’ll let you know. But THIS is why I LOVE doing those DIY projects…

SlipJoint
An easy fix? Not quite…

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