Thursday, June 23, 2011

Leaky Pipes: Success!

What a busy, busy day today!

This morning I went to Home Depot to get the parts to fix my leaky kitchen sink pipe and for the dishwasher.  Then, made a stop at Bed, Bath & Beyond to pick up a couple of things and forgot to use my gift card...AGAIN!  Sigh.  Once I got home though, I screwed on the new zinc nut (formerly known by me as the "metal ring") onto the pipe under the sink and the leak seems to have stopped.  Woo hoo!  Another point for me!

Crack in metal ring (zinc nut)

New zinc nut in place and dry as a bone!
I also learned that the actual pipe has the size stamped on it - in case you need to know for when you need replacement parts.  Anyways, I will keep my eye on it for the next few days to make sure it's still not leaking.

I wasn't able to finish installing the dishwasher because I was on to better things for the day!  There isn't a Pottery Barn or Home Goods very close to me, so my friend and I planned a trip to the closest one to us and they happen to be right by each other (how convenient!).  We had a good time browsing the shops (which included a stop at Crate and Barrel) and getting ideas and drooling over the Pottery Barn products that we couldn't buy.  We also stopped by a friend's new bakery that is in the area and had a nice dinner.  It was a very good day and was fun shopping for the house (and adding to my new lantern collection).

House: 7, Me: 5


  1. Great! That was pretty easy for you. Did you put plumber’s putty or sealer on it? That will help keep the metal ring tightly in place. Well, good thing only the metal ring was cracked, and that the other pipes and parts of the sink were fine. If that happened, it would have been quite challenging repair job. Well done, Chrissy!

    1. Hi Carmella, thanks for stopping by! This was so long ago, but I'm pretty sure I used plumber's tape to help keep it tight. So far, it's been over a year and no problems (knock on wood!). Thanks again!

  2. Chrissy, if that is the case, you don't need to knock on wood and wish that nothing bad will happen. I think you made a great DIY repair that would last a long time. You are right, Carmela! That did look pretty easy, although if you did use plumber’s tape, that should do the trick. Anyways, I hope everything is fine there! :)



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