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September 09, 2017

I'm Just a Bit Slow

It has been over a year since Cop Car and her HH came up to NH and helped me move the new vanity into the bathroom. I kept thinking I would call a plumber after I obtained linoleum for the bathroom floor so s/he could plumb in the sink and remove the toilet (for the linoleum installation), then reseal it. However, last week I realize I was going to be another year at the rate I was moving, so I took the first step and bought a lenght of pipe along with the fitting and P-trap.

Last night I started putting it all together. I got the drain in and tested both the drain plug (you can see residual water in the drain in the picture). Then installed the p-trap.

Vanity drain attached and tested
Vanity drain attached and tested


At which point I realized I was short a reducer for between the P-trap and the waste drain going to the sewer line. Today I went to Aubuchons and found the reducer but never got back to the project until this evening (I was painting the foundation block while it wasn't raining). After managing to hook up the water lines backwards, then correcting them, I tested out the final product and found there were no leaks.

Vamity drain all hooked up

This is strange to start with; I used the restroom then headed for the kitchen sink to wash my hands - half way there I realized what I was doing, turned around and use the bathroom sink. And I'm sure tomorrow morning I will be bewildered when I start looking for my contacts and they aren't next to the kitchen sink, nor  my toothbrush and paste :D

Posted by Bogie on September 9, 2017 at 10:13 PM in House Work | Permalink


Congratulations, Bogie! Since I have replaced a gasket on at least one toilet, I'm sure that you and I could do the toilet thing for your bathroom; however...I have a hard time convincing myself that it warrants the roundtrip. You are Super Woman!

Posted by: Cop Car at Sep 10, 2017 11:28:51 PM

Let me know when you stop looking for the kitchen sink. It's been four months since we de-installed our land line and I still find myself (mentally) starting for one of the five phone sets that we took out.

Posted by: Cop Car at Sep 13, 2017 10:19:08 AM

I am doing pretty well on not going to the kitchen sink. I do still look for it when I am tiredm but I think I had more trouble remembering the bathroom sink wasn't functional.

However, the land line thing I can understand - you have used those all your life. Where I've used the bathroom sink for certain things all my life, except for that year interruption.

Posted by: bogie at Sep 16, 2017 6:55:08 PM

There has been a year of so, now and then, during my life when I lived in a house/apartment without a phone. Of my adult life: I had no phone in college - had to walk to a sundries shop to use a pay phone. We had no phone for most of the first year in Wichita. I never had a phone when working in California (off and on) during the 1980s. Somehow, I never considered a phone a necessity. How things change. I still don't use a phone, much, but I'm happy to have my cell for when I need one.

Posted by: Cop Car at Sep 17, 2017 2:40:41 PM