Fixing the Bathroom Sink Drain Pipes
So, the other day, the bathroom sink drain sprung a leak. Things are pretty busy at work right now, so the repair had to wait 'til today. I know, doesn't sound like a big deal - bathroom sink out of commission, but it really messed up my morning routine. For someone like me, who is definitively not a morning person, the morning routine is rote and it doesn't take much to mess that all up!
Back in December of 2011, the setting ring on the toilet finally surrendered, resulting in damage to the kitchen ceiling:
the new ceiling getting damaged! But, because it seems every project here at 173 ends up becoming more involved than I plan for, this one made me nervous. The pipes are still the ones that were there when the house was bought in 1997, and I just figured something would go wrong. But, it actually went pretty smoothly - surprise! First I removed the pedestal, which I was worried might cause the sink to sag - or worse.
Here's a closeup...as soon as I put the wrench on the wall pipe, it pretty much crumbled:
And every coupling nut was about rusted off altogether!
What a mess!
I'm just shocked there wasn't a leak a long time ago! The new stuff went in pretty smoothly, with only one extra trip to the hardware store for one coupling nut.
Here it is - all new!
Hopefully, not to be seen again for a long time!