To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- fix a leaky faucet
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
- a before picture of the leaky faucet
- an in progress shot of you repairing the leaky faucet
- an after picture of the same faucet no longer leaking
- OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
Had a kitchen faucet that the wife has been wanting fixed for a while, so I got it done today after watching the videos yesterday. First time I’ve ever done this, so it was a good experience. My 7 year old son was my helper, as well as he is a big motivator for me coming to the first PEP1 workshop!
I hope it still counts if I had supervision... lol
I plumbed rainwater into my greenhouse the other day. Instead of buying a new faucet I found an old one in the plumbing parts bin that I had been holding onto. It was too old for use on a house but perfect for this application. Unfortunately after I put it in and opened the valve at the rainwater tank, I could hear air leaking out of the valve. So I took it off and moved into the garage. I expected to find a worn out rubber washer but the washer was in great shape. Not that I've seen many of these but it was pristine. There was some plastic-like junk sitting on the seat where the washer sits though. I cleaned that out, put it back together and now it doesn't leak!
Pro tip: The brass nut that I took off was a bit undersized for a standard "English" wrench so I found that a metric wrench actually fit better.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"