Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Hate Kohler Products

Font sizeI hate Kohler plumbing fixtures. I replaced the kitchen sink fixture with a Delta faucet and then a few months later I have a dripping shower in my bed room. Short of removing the whole shower stall I have to fix the existing P.O.S. Kohler mixer valve. This is a bit scarier than the kitchen sink because I can't isolate the water supply to the shower. I have to shut off the main valve and fill up a few 5 gallon buckets of water to guarantee CP five good flushes.

I watched the repair on YouTube so I feel totally capable of doing this whole job in thirty minutes. The part is available on Amazon for half the cost of buying it at Lowe's. It's not that I'm some kind environmental-commie-lib-vegan-global warming-aquifer bathing-socialist (I realize it would take ten years of drip to make up the cost of the $26 valve) it's just I grew up with dripping faucets. As a child janitor I played with re-seating tools, lamp-wick and a tin of assorted rubber washers on a monthly basis.

One thing I've learned in sixty years is don't work on the plumbing right before Thanksgiving. There's nothing like a house full people and no water to bring down the mood. Well like Red Green would say, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."


D- said...

With plumbing, its all in the timing, never a good time.

Aunt Dot said...

Not only handy or handsome, but entertaining!

Frances said...

While Kohler faucets might have provided you a pain, perhaps some other brands which feature acrylic bathtubs as well as other similar bathroom needs will fit your needs.