Today boys and girls, in our “don’t try this at home lesson of the day”, the subject is plumbing. It all started like this. A few months ago, our hot water faucet started leaking. My dad called the company, and told them that he thought that it had come with a lifetime warranty. They then agreed to send out a completely new faucet of equal or lesser value.
Then yesterday my mom decided to clean and organize the kitchen, which she did. Soon after wards she discovers that we have a leak under our sink. We (meaning me) pull everything out from underneath there, and we disconnect the pipes that are broken and causing the leak. While everything is out of there, we figure that this is a good a time as any to put on the new faucet.
Dad starts working on it, and promptly gets tired/can’t get the hoses disconnected, so I get under the sink and start to work. For the life of us, we could not find the right size tools to get the tops of the hoses undone. I specifically ask “if I undo the bottom of the hoses, can we pull the faucets straight off”? After I am assured that that is indeed possible, I get to work and disconnect the botttom of the hoses, and think we are home free.
Wrong! Apparently there are the black rings that you have to take off as well as the hoses. These rings sort of hold your faucet onto your sink. And. they. will. not. come. off. Little nephew came by then, and loosened them a little.
Then we (meaning me) got a bright idea, we can cut the pipe! That is what we’ll do! So we try that, to no avail. However, being the responsible level headed people that we both are, we decide to help the project along a little. By using a little thing called fire. Oh yeah!
We melt the little black plastic rings off, then proceed to put on the brand new faucet.
So you see boys and girls, sometimes it’s not just getting the job done that counts, it’s having the correct tools and patience to do it right. And if that doesn’t work, you can always light it a fire under it!
Although you have to be careful with this approach, because as as Will Smith shows us, doing so can sometimes bring about unexpected consequences.
Blessings, Peace and Success!