I noticed a small water leak under our kitchen sink. I put a plastic container under it to catch the drip. DH said it was probably coming from the dripping faucet.
Soon he had the water off in the kitchen. Things stored under the sink were all over the floor. DH was on his back under the sink contending with plumbing. He was finally successful in installing the new faucet. It worked very well.
But there was still a small leak under the sink. DH said it seemed to be coming from a gasket in the garbage disposal. He went to the plumbing supply store, found a new gasket and replaced it.
But there was still a small leak under the sink. DH said it appeared to be coming from the housing of the garbage disposal. More stuff under the sink came out and DH removed the disposal. Its whole base was rusted and there was a crack where water had been dripping out.
We went to the plumbing supply store and bought a new disposal (ka-ching ka-ching). After much struggling and effort it was installed. It fit perfectly and ran wonderfully. While we cleaned up and restored the kitchen to order, I started the dishwasher. DH said there was a possibility the leak could be coming from the dishwasher. I told him to bite his tongue. After the load of dishes was washed I looked under the sink. Whew! No leak.
And, then, since the kitchen had been out of commission all day, we went out to dinner--for tacos--and concentrated on the positive: A plumber's bill for such a project would have been a BIG KA-CHING. (ladies,when shopping for a hubby get one who is good with tools) PLUS the new faucet didn't drip and the new disposal runs so smooth and quiet.
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