Who needs a plumber?

December 21, 2008

The plumber wanted $700 to hook up our sink/dishwasher/stove.  $700!  You’ve got to be kidding me.  The pipes were already run to the proper places.  They just need to put the valves on them.  $700!  My Dad had done this sort of stuff before so he came over and we set to work…

This is the "Before" shot.  That black piece of fabric is a fireguard - keeps us from setting the cabinet on fire when soldering the pipes.
This is the “Before” shot. That black piece of fabric is a fireguard – keeps us from setting the cabinet on fire when soldering the pipes.

 

Getting started...
Getting started…

 

Tight fit!

Tight fit!

 

We had to use a car jack to get the garbage disposal into position.

We had to use a car jack to get the garbage disposal into position.

 

My first attempt at setting up the drain.  It leaked... a lot.  So I took it apart and started over.

My first attempt at setting up the drain. It leaked... a lot. So I took it apart and started over.

 

My second attempt at a drain worked much better.  This is the "After" shot.

My second attempt at a drain worked much better. This is the "After" shot.

 

Hooray!  We have running water in the kitchen for the first time in two months!

Hooray! We have running water in the kitchen for the first time in two months!

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One Response to “Who needs a plumber?”

  1. Donk Says:

    That tire jack idea is a classic! That’s like the perfect tool for installing a disposal. I wonder if professional plumbers know about that.


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