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Defeated

This morning I got up and thought, "I'm going to change out that kitchen faucet!" And I was like

:D

I pulled all the stuff out from under the sink, got myself a couple of working flashlights, a bucket, and a pair of pliers, and I set to work. I turned off the water to both sides, tested to be sure it was really off, and got ready to unscrew the Hot and Cold water tubes from the current faucet.

:D

It's really hard to both see what you need to unscrew and reach it with the pliers at the same time. It's kind of like Heisenburg's uncertainty principle that way.

I spent a lot of time contorting myself and straining. A lot.

:|

I finally managed to get my pliers onto one of the hex nuts and I could SEE it at the SAME TIME!

:)

But I found out that in order to get the pliers that wide, they became to wide for my hand to hold and turn them.

:(

This made me take a second look at faucet pieces I was trying to unscrew the water tubes from. They looked pretty big. When I checked the still-attached tags on the water tubes, it said they were for 1/2" connections.

:|


I checked the new faucet. Not 1/2". So now we need new tubes.


>:[

I gave up, turned the water back on, and put everything back under the sink (bonus: it's organized a lot better now). I guess we'll just call a danged plumber to come do it for us. Or maybe I'll get brave and get my own new hoses, since I am pretty sure I know how to figure out the right ones to get. And new hoses might make the job a LOT easier. I could unscrew them from the water end and pull them up through the sink when I remove the faucet. Then attach the new ones to the faucet before bringing them down to the water shut-offs.

There is probably a reason why that won't work, and I will probably figure it out while I'm trying to do this again next week.
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