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Faucet Upgrade

I’ve never been a big fan of the bathroom faucet supplied by Airstream.  With a very low profile, a tall guy like me must complete what feels like a full forward bend simply to wash my face … which drives me crazy.  For 16 months I have dealt with this hassle and often made my frustrations clear to anyone listening (i.e. – Kelly).

Likely tired of hearing my whining complains, the other day Kelly suggested we find a replacement unit.  Before she could change her mind, I began my search in earnest, scouring the web for ideas.

During the search process, I came across some pictures of a nice looking unit from Ikea.  The price ($99) seemed reasonable and I decided to purchase one for myself.  Having never placed any online order from Ikea, I was not sure what to expect, but am pleased to confirm that the process was swift and painless.  I placed the order Monday and via standard delivery, received the unit Friday.

Earlier today … in less than 30 minutes I unpacked the new faucet, removed the existing unit, cleaned the countertop, and completed the swap.

Before

Before

Previous plumbing

Previous plumbing

Countertop awaiting a new faucet

Countertop awaiting a new faucet

Replacement (new) plumbing

Replacement (new) plumbing

After

After

Put another way, this is a one beer job.

Time will tell if I like the new faucet more than the previous, but I’m very optimistic.  If nothing else, the new unit looks much nicer, so I’ve got that going for me.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Roger Cayce #

    Looks great. We have the same feelings. Please let me know in a week or two if you still think it is a good move. Thanks. Roger

    Sent from my iPhone

    October 26, 2013
  2. Thanks Roger. Will keep you posted. Have you have any good changes to test run your solar panels?

    October 26, 2013

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