Have I ever mentioned how much I love companies that have a sense of humor?? Janelle alerted me to this one a while back, and when I actually made this call- I was almost in tears I was laughing so hard.
Today, Matthew got the new faucet out of the box and included with the instruction was a de-installation guide. This little pamphlet was the funniest part of our day! Here are some of the highlights from this little treasure!
"Undo it Yourself"
All instructions for installing new faucets have the same first step: "Remove the old faucet." Well we at Peerless thought that it was about time that someone provided instructions for that, too. Good luck to you, and may your coupling nuts turn freely.
Step 1D Now it's time to disconnect and remove your old faucet's pop-up assembley (that thing that raises and lowers the stoppers in your sink). But first, put a towel or pillow under your back before you lie down. You'll thank us tomorrow morning. --- Unscrew the nut holding the horizontal rod, and you should be able to remove first the horizontal rod, then the stopper in your sink. Ta-Da! Your pop-up is popped out!
Step 1E: Unscrew the mounting nut that's holding the flange and tailpiece onto the sink basin as far down as it will go. Again, this make take an adjustable wrench or pliers (and if you like, a few mild curses).
Step 1F: Remove the coupling nuts. Watch out for falling rust. That stuff is no fun to get in your eyes, and even less fun to get in your mouth.
Step 1G: Spit, and drink a pop. See? We told you it was no fun to get that stuff in your mouth.
Step 1H: Remove the tailpiece mounting nuts--- Again look out for falling nastiness. Have you banged your knuckles on the pipes yet? If so, congratulations. Get out from under the sink, apply a bandage and move on.
Step 1I: Remove the old faucet.--- In a best case scenario, the faucet will come right out. In a could-be-better-case scenario, the faucet will just sort of sit there, snickering at you. If that's the case, move on to step 1J.
Apparently, more information from the writers of this pamphlet can be found here!