So it started with my wife, wanting the screw down type strainers in
the kitchen sink.
No problem, I sez.
In trying to unscrew the existing drains from below, it became clear
that they were "welded" to the sink itself, and my pipe wrench
cranking had done nothing except cause one to leak.
Oh, well. I was thinking of getting a stainless sink anyway.
So in taking out the old sink, (an ancient, stained, cast iron
montrosity) which was held in with rusted out clips, a chrome rim, 80
yards of caulk...I accidentally chipped a huge chunk out of the
backsplash formica countertop.
Oh, well. I was thinking of getting a different countertop anyway.
Luckily I didn't destroy the cabinet, and after trimming the
countertop, cutting the hole in the top, setting the sink and
finishing the endcap, the new sink and counter look pretty kick ass.