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December 13, 2007

Time for a new kitchen faucet

Filed under: Plumbing — cec @ 8:28 pm

It’s been 7 months since we’ve done plumbing renovations, so we’re apparently due.  This time I have to replace the kitchen faucet.  It’s started leaking badly.  “But wait,” you say, “a leaking faucet doesn’t require replacement, you can just replace the gaskets.”  Unfortunately no.

I’ve mentioned before that our water is acidic with a pH of about 5.5.   We’ve got the acid neutralizer in place, but many things have corroded over the years.  In the case of this faucet, the weld/join between the base of the faucet and the spigot itself has developed pinhole leaks.  You turn on the faucet and you get shot in the eye with water.  🙁

I’m just hoping it can wait until Saturday.

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