Kitchen Progress

After days of work that did not show lots of results, today progress was made. First job was to connect the kitchen drain. The cabinet is now closer to the side wall so I thought I should move the drain over but realized after gluing a couple of new pipes that there was not enough room for the drain to go straight back. So I redid the pipe to give the drain an angle that allowed for the full p trap’s length.

Kitchen sink drain

Kitchen sink drain

The sink was already installed and caulked yesterday but today I put in the drain connection and the faucet. I cleaned up the faucet and soaked the sprayer parts in window cleaner because I couldn’t find vinegar. I scraped off the crusty calcium that clogs the sprayer so it’s like new.
I couldn’t find the faucet tightener so I had to wriggle a wrench up into the area to tighten the bolt for the water control. The spout was easier as it has two screws to tighten from underneath. This is the Delta faucet that rang up for 1 cent at an Arizona Home Depot and they sold it to me for that saying that is what it is marked, and you bought it! Hooray for me.

Sink faucet installed

Sink faucet installed

The next project was to install the upper cabinet. This cabinet is actually a media stand that is hung upside down so that the doors are on top and the shelves below. I think it looks pretty cool on the wall and is quite an unusual upper cabinet.

Although I didn’t think there were a lot of results in the last few days labor, at least I was able to do laundry again because the washing machine was hooked up.

Upper cabinet installed

Upper cabinet installed

I put two large containers on the lower counter with 2 x 4’s over them to hold the cabinet in the right position as I screwed it in. I made a hanger bar with a 1 x 2 that is screwed to the cabinet and then to the wall. The pocket door behind it complicated the installation, but I was able to find and hit a door framing piece on the left side and on the right side it is screwed into a 2 x 4 stud. Then it is screwed into a stud across the top of the door. It feels sturdy.
This side of the kitchen is coming together. The next cabinet needs to have the epoxy finish poured and it also needs a piece to make it line up with the sink cabinet. Apparently the wall is not square. What is new? It will look fine once everything is in place.

Sink with upper cabinet

Sink with upper cabinet

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