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The Moen faucet cartridge replacement of doom

I bought this today. Will the evening end …

  1. With a perfectly functioning kitchen sink and a massively inflated ego, or
  2. With three more trips to Home Depot, or
  3. With a call to a plumber, or
  4. With a trip to the emergency room, or
  5. With a trip to the morgue?

If the answer turns out to be #5, it was nice knowing you.

14 thoughts on “Place Your Bets

    1. I once fixed a running toilet with ZERO trips to the store. I bragged about it constantly for a month, until it started running again and I quietly dropped the subject. My average is 2-3 trips, though.

  1. Three more trips to HoDep. You know you have hit a new low when you are standing in the store getting advice on what you have been trying to do for the past two hours from a guy with only two teeth.

    Not that that has happened to me or anything.

    1. The people at my Home Depot don’t really talk to you. There are a couple local hardware stores where the people are actually really nice and patient, but they close early on weekends.

    1. I was able to open BOTH the original plastic package and the package for the other part that I got at my second trip to Home Depot without even resorting to scissors. I’m amazing at home repairs. I’ll have to be sure to point that out to the plumber tomorrow.

  2. How did the evening end?

    Actually, you haven’t responded yet to anyone’s comments. So it must be #1, success and inflated ego. Or I guess it could be #5, trip to the morgue, which would be a huge bummer.

    1. It’s actually 1, 2, 3, and a near-miss for 4 (it turns out that if you need to pull straight up on a plumbing part, and it won’t budge, and you get the bright idea to stand on a stepstool to give yourself a little height, and you pull as hard as you can and then your pliers slip, you can come really close to falling off the stool).

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