Buy it for looks, Fix it for life.

February 4, 2008


We’ve had some trouble with our Moen Faucet before. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but they sent out replacement parts, and everything was pretty good again. I don’t think it helped the faucets in our house that our water softener was kaput for a few (months? years?). Anyway, the faucet has been leaking for a while (days? months?) and Lauren has been sighing a lot when she looks at it.

Did one of the pieces go down the disposal?

Hmmm, that doesn't look right.

The retainer pivot nut (part #14699) was broke. I didn’t happen to have one handy, so I bonded the old one together with my heat vision and put everything back together.



As you can see, it passes what I think any reasonable person would agree is the true test of a faucet. But the retainer pivot nut is still busted, and the faucet feels wrong. Moen is sending out another one.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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11 Responses to “Buy it for looks, Fix it for life.”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    You are so funny! Or am I easily amused? Lauren has to teach me to sigh better because that method doesn’t seem to work for me.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Is that a water droplet you captured in still life? Very interesting. Also, I think this website needs sound so that Lauren can teach us the proper way to sigh. Lloyd, get on that, will you?


  3. Deanne Said on:

    At my house, the females make cow eyes and say, “Amor…” or “Papi…” in kind-of a plaintive tone. It works every time. Daniel has it tough, unfortunately for him.

    But I think sighing sounds much better, and maybe Daniel could learn to do that.

    Please, please post a sigh sound. And actually video might be good, because I bet there’s a face to go with it. And maybe posture…


  4. Brad Said on:

    You are fixing a broken faucet? Wouldn’t it just be easier to get a new one? For just ten times the price of that broken nut, you could have a sparkly new faucet.


    • Deanne Said on:

      heh, heh

      In our house, we’d call the plumber on top of all that! Then you can spend upwards of 100x the nut!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yeah, that’s a long story. I don’t want to buy a new faucet until we have enough money to buy a new sink and countertops. Huh. Guess it was a short story.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Way to go Lloyd! Heat vision huh? Ehhhxcellent! Let’s see a demo on that please … I mean, *sigh*


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