Of plumbing repair.
We have a little 15" "Bar Sink" in one part if the kitchen. Like the main kitchen sink, it's a late 1970's cast-iron porcelain sink. Well.....it had a drippy faucet, and the original owners of the house never repaired it. The result was that the sink got severely corroded, and looked "Nasty" per my wife.
It doesn't show very well in the picture, but there's a huge green and rust stain from the water dripping over many years.
So I thought I'd surprise the wife with a new sink.
Which means pulling the old one out, which requires you to turn off the water. AND clean out the cabinet under the sink!
Hmm.....where are the valves, or as plumbers call them, the "Stops"?
A little searching, and cleaning out another cabinet, reveals they've hidden them in the bottom back of the leftmost cabinet!
So, with the water shut off, all the hose and drain connections were undone, and the old sink pulled out. This sink had NO mounting hardware holding it in. I was adjusting the cabinet doors once, and reached up for a handhold so I could stand up. I grabbed the sink, and imagine my surprise when it slid several inches!
So with the sink removed, and 30+ years of dirt cleaned up from where it sat, I measured out and marked where the countertop would have to be cut so the new sink would fit.
It took several additional light cuts to get the clearance I needed for the sink to fit, but I'd rather make repeated light cuts than go all berserker and wind up with a hole TOO big. BTDT!
And after some fettling, the new sink slipped right in. I installed new hoses, as even though I probably could have reused the existing lines, it's a LOT easier to change them now when everything is easy to get at.
I used the supplied special mounting hardware to securely fasten the sink to the countertop, and it's in there SOLID.
And of course, what homeowner plumbing job would be complete without an additional unplanned trip to Home Depot?
I see such a trip happening tomorrow morning............