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Thread: My Bathroom sink rusted out

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    Friday my 1966 bathroom sink and P trap rusted out, water and yuck everywhere! I spent the weekend replacing the vanity/countertop, sink, faucet, P trap and put a cupboard over the toilet. I bought most of the stuff at Lowes (very helpful people) and the pipes at Ace Hardware (they know the secrets that aren't in the instructions). I did it all myself (63 year old gal) and I'm sore but happy! We can do whatever we need to.

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    wonderful work. a gal after my own heart - i just put in my new kitchen :)

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    great job!

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    Wow, great job

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    I now know I can do my kitchen counters !!1 Thanks

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    Wow, great job.....you go girl!!!

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    You are my HERO!!!! If I ask hubby to do anything around the house, he has a fit! Next time something needs done, I think DD and I will tacke it our selves.

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    Great job!! This is my secret. If I need soething done around the house like this I will ask DH twice. Then I will begin the job myself when he is due home soon. When he walks in and sees me with whatever it is in peices I get moved out fast and before you know it, it is done. I love that you are handy enough to do it all by yourself. Bravo!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    You are my HERO!!!! If I ask hubby to do anything around the house, he has a fit! Next time something needs done, I think DD and I will tacke it our selves.
    I know what you mean. My wonderful husband died last year. He just didn't like to do home improvements, it stressed him. I'm so glad to have all the tools I needed, I may not know the right name for the tool but I know how to use them. I've watched TV enough to know how. The internet has lots of information too. We are lucky to live in this day and age. :lol:

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    Wow! U r woman hear u roar! That's amazing! Don't know if id feel confiDent enuf to try it! Your terrific !

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    More power to your elbow! Well done.

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    Nice job! We are embarking on our master bath remodel. I just moved us into the guest bath and tomorrow demo starts. Hope we can do it as fast and good as you did :-)

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    My DH would do anything I asked him to do but sence he passed away big things have been breaking I went through about $20,000 in the last two yrs in replacing things nothing that I could do myself I did everything when we were first married his hours were eratic sp? to say the least and after he retired he didn't think I could do andthing right

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    congrats on a job well done!

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    Way to go!

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    You did a great job. Everything looks so bright and new!! Looks like you can paint, install a toiletpaper holder and then decorate with a nice quilted wall hanging.

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    You did a wonderful job. Girls rule (smile)!!

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    Way to go. Nice job!!!

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    You did a marvelous job. It's a lot better to do it ourselves than to sit back and whimper "Poor little me, nobody will do it for me" when we can do it ourselves.

    I do admit that I'm now doing a whole lot more than I figured on doing when I got married over 50 years ago, but since I'm in good health and have my late DH's tools and know how to use them........

    Yes, we are woman and watch us work when there's no man around to do it for us.

    Last year I put in a new commode in the master bath, one day before company came!!

    And last week I had some water coming from under the kitchen sink, took hold of the pipe and the whole $%%^^ thing broke. Original to the 1940s house, it had rusted out. I don't want to get a new sink right away, so for under 10 dollars I put in plastic piping..works like a charm. No leaks at all. I got some advice from a nice older man shopping at Home Depot, he reminded me to use the plumber's tape, a thin plastic stuff that you put on the screw part of the pipes. Makes a water tight seal.

    Next on my list is replacing the sink in the front bathroom (original to the house) and the commode, also old. I don't like
    the looks of them, some stains are impossible to remove. Might want to paint the tub and enclosure, it works nicely but I hate the dark tile color. And I want small dark gray and cream tiles on the floor. I can find directions on the Internet for this.

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    Go for it Ramona! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Way to go!!! that is a big job to take on by yourself.

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    SUPER JOB....

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    Way to go, I have that exact cabinet over my toilet. My husband told me one time all I needed him for was the heavy stuff haha

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    Good job

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    Wow it looks great! Congratulations to you for a job well done. You are so right, women can do anthing they put their mind to. I learned years ago if I say anything to hubby about needing or wanting somemthing done to fix or repair the house I get 25 reasons why it doesn't need to be done. Soooo, now I just go and buy it and do it myself. What really makes me mad is when someone says "that looks great" and he says, yes, we did a good job didn't we?" Men!!!!

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