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Le$$ons Learned

May 13th, 2006 at 03:12 pm

Earlier in the calendar year, I had to call a plumber to fix a leaking shower faucet. It killed me to part with the money, but I could not for the life of me figure out how to remove the existing faucet/fixture without damaging the plumbing.

I asked permission to watch the "expert" while he did the repair so that any future repairs would be DIY. He agreed, and gave me some pointers and sure enough I was able to fix the 2nd shower on my own.

I saved on a plumber's house call and the mark-up on parts. It went real well for a first timer. NOT usually the case for me.
No extra parts, no exra holes in the wall, and no leaking faucet!

5 Responses to “Le$$ons Learned”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Way to improvise and learn some new skills!

    Your idea will surely help others save as well!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you, I am so lucky to have a husband that can do that kind of stuff. He does the plumbing and electrical in all his homes.(that he builds)

  3. phd Says:

    Congratulations! I am 1 for 4 on my own personal water issues so in my opinion 1 for 2 is a great batting average!

  4. contrary1 Says:

    Nicely done!! We have an ongoing joke in our extended family.........the next time someone is going to get married, they MUST marry a plumber!!!

  5. Jake Says:

    way to go man...

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