Today we finally succeeded in our quest to find a replacement kitchen sink. You wouldn’t think it was such a difficult thing to find but it seems that brown is no longer in fashion. None of the big D-I-Y places do them and, except for second hand ones on Ebay, I couldn’t even find anything online. 😕
The trick, it turned out, was to forget all about the word “brown” and use words like “chocolate” or “mocha” when searching. In the end it we found a “mocca” one produced by a company called Astracast.
A bit more Googling found a supplier in Morley, near Leeds, who could get hold of one for us. Strange website, very odd little shop – I’ve no idea how they manage to stay in business when they’re up against the likes of B&Q etc. $-)
So today we’ve had a trip to Yorkshire to collect it. We bought all the gubbins that goes underneath the sink too: the trap and waste thingies with spigots (top word, never used it before) for connecting the washer and dishwasher. Might as well replace everything, ready for when we rent out the house.
After my last attempt at changing taps, I’m going to save myself a lot of grief and pay a plumber to fit it. ~:>
Edit: Job finished. I bunged the college plumber a few quid to fit it. I’m glad I did, the old tap connections were non-standard guage so he had to put adapter valves on our pipes. It took him about two hours altogether so god knows how long it would’ve taken me to do it on my own.