There is a little device at the end of my kitchen faucet. I have wondered why. All it seems to do is get debris lodged in it from the road construction in the area. It has been explained to me that the pounding from breaking up old road stirs up sediment and such within the water mains. Who knew that happened? Makes one wonder how much dirt and debris actually gets ingested…
But I digress.
From time to time enough debris accumulates that I cannot get enough water flow to turn on the tankless water heater. So that doohicky has to be removed, cleaned out, then reinserted. This has been managed successfully a few times since the road construction started over a year ago (they move slow). Well, that is UNTIL last week.
Part of it broke.
Turns out, that little piece of plastic regulates flow and keeps water from spraying all over the place. Who knew that having your forearms soaked while doing dishes would be so annoying?!?!!?
The kicker? The piece cannot be replaced. I have to purchase another gosh darn faucet. I happen to love the astheticism of this faucet. We have been together for over twelve years, longer than a lot of people’s marriages. None of the other faucet options speak to me. So it is spray down the kitchen every time I turn on the hot water or spend money on an ugly and expensive faucet (those silly things are not cheap folks).
Curse you, public works department!!!! Curse you people who want driveable roads!