Have I mentioned that I hate plumbing?

As you can see in the video it was a pain to use as it was and the diverter for the spray attachment wasn’t fully engaging which wastes a lot of water. So we’d been discussing options, fix this one and drill a new hole for the spray attachment or get a new one. Well, yesterday the aerator blew right out of the faucet head. I could have super glued it back in and made the other repairs but Lowe’s had the Kohler faucet we’ve been wanting on sale so we pulled the trigger and bought it:


Both removing the old Moen faucet and installing the new one went pretty smoothly. Installing the new Kohler took all of 5 minutes. It was all going so well, until I tried to re-attach the waste line from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal. The waste line just fell apart at the mount for the garbage disposal.

A quick trip to Home Depot (it’s much closer than Lowe’s) for a new waste line, an improvised coupler and an hour of uninstalling and re-installing the dishwasher later:

Oh well, I was able to add a high drain loop to the waste line while I was at it so that’s one less thing on my to do list.

New faucet

It Is What It Is:

I threw a couple of coats of paint on it to make it more weatherproof.

Time to close it in. I would have preferred more plywood but it’s still so expensive so I settled for some 3/16″ Chalkboard/Whiteboard at less than a quarter of the cost., and I wont have to paint that part of it.

3 sides done and it’s time for the big reveal!

In Anthem we had 8′ tall cinder block walls enclosing the back yard so the beat up old coffee table I had my vertical smoker on was no big deal.

With half of Sun City passing by on the fifth green I figured I’d better up my game a little. Now I can keep it under the eaves and out of the weather when not in use but can easily wheel it out next to the grill when it’s time to do some smoking.

The front panel is held on with velcro for now. We’ll see if that lasts. If not I have another idea that I like better anyway. I’d just have to pick some 3/8″ dowel rod and knobs. I’m also going to work on the way the smoker is attached to the cart. I just tacked it down with some scrap wood for now.