Thursday, October 4, 2012

Who Needs a Contractor

You may recall that recently we did a major HVAC renovation. A renovation that is still not 100% complete because our contractor has disappeared. Despite the fact that we still owe him money for work he has already done, he is not returning our calls. I'm happy to pay him, but he would need to you know, CALL ME BACK or show up in order for that to happen.

NJhusband and I noticed that ever since they "fixed" our hot water problem, we no longer get hot water to our kitchen sink unless we first turn on the faucet in the bathroom. We had a consultation with a plumber who diagnosed the problem as a bad kitchen faucet that needed to be entirely replaced. So we start looking at faucets and are BLOWN AWAY that they are like $300-$600! Um no thank you I'll just go turn on the bathroom sink every time I want to wash dishes. NJhusband found a great clearance deal for $120, but still I wasn't 100% convinced I trusted the plumber's diagnosis and was NOT going to spend $120 on a non-returnable faucet just to discover that it wasn't the faucet causing the problem afterall so I dug out the tools and started taking things apart. After 15 minutes I discovered the issue is that the aerator to the faucet is clogged. 

I went and bought a new one at Home Depot for $2.98. I now have hot water to the kitchen sink AND my water pressure can now practically run hydraulics. 

Win Win. 

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