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Do It Yourself Plumbing Project

[F094037] I am not a plumber and this is the first time I ever replaced an entire faucet assembly. The previous one was beginning to leak and drip and the sprayer was leaking at the coupling under the sink. It took a couple of reassuring visits to the expert at the neighborhood True Value Hardware before I could envision how to do the job and also have the nerve to actually do it.

 

For a replacement, we chose this integrated unit which sits higher and has the sprayer built into the central spigot.

 

The most difficult part ot fhe job was installing the insert to cover the hole use by the separate spray extension of the faucet this replaced.

 

From a photographic perspective, this is not a great product photograph. It is an old stainless sink, you can see vestiges of the previous faucet's differently-shaped escutcheon, and there is plumber's putty that needs to be cleaned up there.

 

In this case, I wanted shiny. All it required to accomplish was the pop-up flash on my D80. Quite a surprise. There was a fair amount of ambient sunlight in the kitchen at the time, and I think that helped also.

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Taken on August 29, 2009