Kitchen Improvization

by Josh on July 13, 2007 · 8 comments

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vice grip sink Some days you’ve just got to make it up as you go along. Like when the handle on my kitchen faucet finally broke for good after months of gradually increasing weakness and wiggling. Obviously my preferred solutions will be to replace the broken handle or get an entirely new faucet, since it also leaks a bit at the “full open” position. But neither of those options was available to me when the handle gave way, so I used a vice grip pliers to provide a temporary replacement for the faucet control.

I think it makes quite a visual statement. Trashy or industrial chic– you be the judge.

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ranty July 13, 2007 at 10:59 pm

That is TOTALLY awesome.


Anna July 14, 2007 at 1:08 am

Honestly? I think it looks really cool!

Maybe you should think of patenting it and then promote it as the world’s first faucet for diy-ers 😉

Very creative solution!


Josh July 14, 2007 at 10:07 am

Hello, patent office? I’d like to patent the unintended application of vice grip pliers. Yes, I know someone else already patented vice grip pliers, but I used them for a faucet handle.

Hello? Hello? Are you still there? Huh.

Reply July 14, 2007 at 11:18 am

I dont know about “TOTALLY awesome”, but you gotta do, what you gotta do! Are you going to repair or replace?


Josh July 14, 2007 at 11:41 am

My cheapskate side says, “repair,” and my vain side says, “replace.” Which side wins will probably depend on how easily and cheaply I can find a suitable replacement handle. I’ll have to see what Ms. Bungalow thinks, too.


Jason July 14, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Well done, Macgyver. I’ve got some wiring that needs fixing and all I’ve got on hand is a handful of toothpicks, some tinfoil and a banana peel. Can you help me out?


TonyT January 11, 2011 at 4:13 am

Loving the way it matches the color of the sink! LOL.


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