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I have a new faucet [ Tuesday, 25 Aug 09 | 06:23 ]
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Badalona
Home of the Comisaría de Policía, Leroy Merlin
and of course the…

My kitchen faucet had been leaking for some time. So last week I finally got around to replacing. After I submitted my paperwork for my “tarjeta extranjero de identidad” at the Comisaría de Policía in Badalona, Ruben and I went shopping at Ikea, Decathlon and Leroy Merlin. The latter is a French worldwide home-improvement retailer. For those of you Stateside, think Home Depot or Lowe’s.

They had a good selection of kitchen faucets. I chose one that was “on sale” and has both stream and spray water flow plus an extendable arm. My old faucet only had stream flow and the arm was not extendible.

It turns out that the brand of the faucet, Martí, is actually a Catalán brand and probably made locally (not China). The faucet included all the connection hoses, so we didn’t have to buy any more parts.

Ruben said he would install it since it appeared to be easy. And so he did!

Ruben the plumber
installing the new kitchen faucet.
Ruben the plumber

And here is the new kitchen faucet in all it’s spraying glory. You can even see a reflection of me taking the picture on the faucet head.

New kitchen faucet
has both stream and spray water flow
plus the arm is extendible.
New kitchen faucet
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[User Picture]From: erstexman
Tuesday, 25 Aug 09 | 04:33 (UTC)
I wish even one of the plumbers I have had to deal with here at the house looked the least bit like Ruben - Woofda!
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[User Picture]From: cuboz
Tuesday, 25 Aug 09 | 05:18 (UTC)
I have some plumbing here that needs to be taken care of.... WOOF! :-)

And aren't you meant to be completely NAKED when your reflection is going to appear, surreptitiously, in a reflection?

I've ALWAYS liked your plumbing, Chuck! :-)
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Tuesday, 25 Aug 09 | 05:52 (UTC)

Aren't you meant to be completely NAKED

I didn't know that my reflection would appear in the photo as clearly as it did, otherwise I would have taken more advantage of the situation.

Oh, and I guess you missed this one:


Chuck

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