Author Topic: Fixed my sink with $4 and a bike ride  (Read 1050 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Fixed my sink with $4 and a bike ride
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:58:47 PM »
About a month ago a button came off our kitchen faucet - the button that switches the water flow from spray to stream. The local Kohler rep said I'd have to order a whole new head assembly to the tune of around $100. That stuck in my craw a little, so I googled and eBayed and finally I found the part number I needed for just that button.

Got the same local plumbing place to order it in for me. Today, because it was such a beautiful day, I stuck my two kids in the bike trailer and biked the 7 miles roundtrip to get the part. Total cost: about $4. And the faucet is fixed!


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Re: Fixed my sink with $4 and a bike ride
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
Nice! This is like when those stupid plastic bolts on your toilet seat break and they tell you to buy a whole new seat. Even the replacement "toilet seat bolts" cost something like $8. Just use a regular bolt/wingnut and a couple of washers!