Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Yet more adventures in plumbing.

So, this morning I got up early and took the sink apart.

On the plus side, our watertank fix has so far worked perfectly. There isn't a hint of a drip, and everything appears to be running smoothly. On that side of things.

But! (There's always a but...) Our sink faucet decided to choke up and do nothing better than dribble out water after we hooked everything back up.

Our best guess is that we didn't get quite all of the plastic shavings swept and vacuumed up, and there is a clog in the faucet where I nearly broke it back when we first installed it. We took the lines apart going into the sink and ran water out a couple of other places in the line to verify that the flow was good and strong until it got to the faucet.

So, today, we buy a new faucet, and install it all over again. We debated trying to get just a new lever part and cribbing it together with the parts that do work, or even cutting off the inlet line and sweating a new fitting onto it, but a) we can't be positive where the clog is, b) it will take some major work to put all the disparate parts together and c) Dude, we want to be done with this already. $150 for a new faucet versus god knows how many hours of work...

In other news, I got most of the orders out yesterday and have a few to get out today, and then I need to tackle the EMG-Zine anthology.

Speaking of... we need content! If you've got a review, or a feature, or a tutorial, we need it for May! I'm going to try to whip out something on drawing hair, and I've got a physics of light article lined up for June (sun!) and plans for a tutorial on setting actions in Photoshop for the computer theme of July, but other than that, nada. And we've had no submissions for the art gallery for June yet - the theme is sun, the deadline is May 1! (You'd think I haven't been around to nag or something!)

Much love and gratitude, ~Ellen

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