I remember watching my Grandfather sweat on all types of fittings and joints, smooth, beautiful soldering work that could be admired just for its own sake. I prefer plastic, slip-joint type plumbing solutions. I never did learn how to solder from Gramps. He was an artist.
Today, I was working on my daughters sink. The faucet has been leaking internally for a while, I just found out (!). Nice, damp, cockroach habitat!
Anyway, I replaced the offending parts, even cut some new copper line to replace what I thought was bad. Stand back, I’m turning on the water to admire my handy work…
The fixture is now in the trash, and tomorrow I go to sit at the feet of the experts at Lowes… and come away with one of those plastic fitting things that you just screw onto the pipe.
Repeat after me, “I am not a plummer”.
edit- the solution is to buy new faucets, with the screw on water hoses, and viola! No fuss, no muss, no soldering. Sorry Gramps, but I like plumbing just fine now that soldering is nearly obsolete. Now, my daughter’s bathroom looks better than the others in the house, that WILL become a problem ;>)