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By sasquatchan (Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:19:23 AM EST) (all tags)
Hardware, does that count plumbing, electrical and what not ?

We, well, the Ms, wanted a new sink/faucet in the kitchen. Not having any strong feelings one way or the other, didn't really care, but figured it'd be an adventure, to say the least.

The old sink, with most of the disposal and draining plumbing removed.
old nasty sink

The new sink, with new faucets etc installed, dry fitting it before pulling out the plumbers putty and what not to seal it in (and tighten the mounting screws)
sharp looking new sink

Putting the trap and elbows together to drain. See the red and purples bottles of PVC primer and cement in the center-right ? In the confines under the sink, it'll make your head swim..
sniffin glue

And holy God, it works! No leaks, disposal grinds up stuff. Wow..
next day action shot - no leaks

My folks' Christmas present was a new  disposal, so the Ms found a huge ass ISE 1 HP disposal. Geeze, watch your fingers there! It weighs a friggin ton -- holding the sucker up to get it mounted etc one handed was non-trivial.. Had to get extra hands to help.

Random MLP: Google video popular  Gosh, I can spend hours watching the random stuff there.. Alas, 2-3 minutes is about all I can sneak off, but still.. Just keep hitting re-load some times. Some of the sports ones are great, but there's some real gems like baby got book  hah.

Busy with Installshield today, and this week and the foreseeable future. Fun fun.

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+1, Kickass Sink by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:42:32 AM EST

I am, however, deeply concerned about the placement of those wall outlets on the side of that counter in "sniffin' glue". That seems like an accident, waiting to happen.

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
Actually, by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 07:21:53 AM EST
they are quite useful.. It's an island, and for plugging in the kitchen-aid, or other mixers, quite handy.. (blender, toaster, coffee maker don't get plugged in there).. Granted, our house obviosuly isn't kid safe ;)

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Couldn't you by skippy (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:08:53 AM EST
just replace the outlet with a GFCI-protected one?

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one of them is by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:40:44 AM EST
GFCI, and I believe so long as one outlet on the circuit is GFCI, they all are..

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I believe you would be incorrect. by Forbidden (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 01:18:58 PM EST
A GFCI doesn't give a shit if the outlet four feet away is frying your brains into a thick paste. That only works if they're in series, and the GFCI is the first one.

You once was.
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That's right by skippy (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 02:19:25 PM EST
Plus, when you're chaining outlets together in that fashion, you have to make sure that your GFCI has a "load" output on it (which also protects the following outlets) and that you connect the other outlets to that point.

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Google video by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:44:45 AM EST
Har har.

Oh yeah, the 60's just called, they want their colour scheme back.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

You are mistaken, sir. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:50:10 AM EST
The 60's cannot be laying claim to that kitchen, there isn't a drop of avocodo green in any of those pictures.

The doctor said it was the worst case of cookie-blindness he'd ever seen.
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No no... not the kitchen by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:54:38 AM EST
Look at the living room walls.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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quite soothing, actually.. by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 07:28:05 AM EST
With the sky lights, the color is different throughout the day.

Technically, it's Oatland's yellow (Valspar, American Traditions, Lowes). During the day, with sunlight, looks mostly white. At night, with lights on, a very warm yellow.

There's no contractor beige or white in our house, except some of the ceilings.

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I always thought by skippy (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:14:23 AM EST
that avacado green was the early 70s decor.  Was it late 60s as well?  IIRC the "harvest gold" was popular in the late 70s and early 80s.

Our house was built in 1982 - guess what colour the sinks and toilets are in our bathrooms!

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harvest gold was definitely around earlier by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 03:40:31 PM EST
I know because we moved into a house in 1975 that was completely painted that color - right over the mahogany paneling.

The doctor said it was the worst case of cookie-blindness he'd ever seen.
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That's a fine sink for bunny washin'. by calla (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:59:46 AM EST
Nice and deep.

Bunnies don't need washing! by skippy (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:12:02 AM EST
Nooooo!  Don't wash the bunnies.  Not only do they not like it, it's not very good for them.

The only time you need to wash a bunny (and then, only wash part of them) is if they have a poopy butt and are too ill to clean themselves properly.  Even then, you only wash their hindquarters, and make sure you dry them off very well.

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Well, sure. Live and hopping bunnies by calla (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 12:28:28 PM EST
don't need a bath.

But the ones for dinner do.

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Nooooooo by skippy (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 02:20:14 PM EST
Poor bunnies!

Would you eat the cookie-stealing bunny? 

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No bunny eating in my house. by calla (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 04:49:50 PM EST
No bug killing either.

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