?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Kitchen update, plumbing is DONE

Brown Brothers showed up at about 1000 and started looking at the situation. He had to measure and sit and think a bit of how to resolve this problem. The fact that he took about a minute to think about it was enough for me to confirm this was the right thing to do. He had to get some parts and when he got back he assembled this...

drainrepair

Total cost was $274. Yeah, that stung a bit, but it was worth it. It would have taken me forever and a day to accomplish this and likely would not have been done right. This was also done within 24 hours of placing the call.

Tags:

Comments

( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
spatts5
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Looks like you got your money's worth. That's an awful lot of hoses and connections, but it looks so pretty!
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, there's a lot of plastic there. I did all of the water supply lines weeks ago. PEX tubing makes it easy.
(Deleted comment)
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, trust me, it smells..., lovely PVC cement. It was great to finally run the dishwasher and use the sink!
bjarvis
Dec. 5th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Only $274? I expected the total to be vastly higher, but still totally worth it.
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yep, not too bad. The pain of doing it myself compared to $274 I think was worth it (and it was done quickly).
sctmpls
Dec. 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Seems reasonable to me. I would *never* have been able to figure that out. Is that an air vent in the back?
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's a one-way air vent. Allows air to get sucked in, but nothing can come back up (air or ugliness). I would have never guessed to work the plumbing this way either. This is far more efficient than what I had in mind.
sctmpls
Dec. 5th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Slick little device. I had no idea there was such a thing. I suppose it would come in especially handy in kitchen islands with a sink.
rbsmith77
Dec. 5th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
I agree. $274 was money well spent in this case. I've never seen an inline vent stack, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. My guess it has some sort of one way air valve on it? It allows air in to prevent vac-locking, but doesn't let any gases out. You have a roofed-through vent stack to handle the main line.

And yes, it definitely looks as dressed out as it could possibly be.
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Exactly correct on the air vent--one-way. This is a 2-story house, so this made sense. The old vent was there before.
stereobare
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
tubular dude....yeah, your wallet is a bit thinner now, but at least your hair is still intact with your scalp....looks like he did a nice neat job....was there any plumber crack going on?
snowboardjoe
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Nope, no plumber crack. It's been chilly around here lately, so he had a few layers on. He was kind of cute, but there wasn't the slightest ping on the gaydar.
stereobare
Dec. 5th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
darn it
cornekopia
Dec. 5th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
That is some kind of gorgeous controlled chaos! I'd say $274 was a bargain and an investment. Just think of the time you've saved towards working kitchen again!
geometrician
Dec. 5th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Totally, totally worth it. Looks great! Let's eat!
manley1
Dec. 5th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
$274 seems really low for what you got. I think I paid that much just to get my shower knobs fixed. :-p
bradferd23
Dec. 5th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Now, that looks snazzy!!! If plumbing can look snazzy.
bear_left
Dec. 5th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
thejbear
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
You earned it!
You earned the title "Joe The Plumber" that is!!

You really should have gotten pictures of the plumber though - gaydar or not!

:)
( 19 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

April 2012
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow