So this happened:
|Hint: not supposed to be in pieces.|
Note: this happened during a cooking-intensive dinner party. AWESOME.
This bitty little clip, which is snapped in half,
held the whole thing together.
I looked online, but couldn't find a replacement clippy thing for this 10-yo faucet. Fortunately, I actually had a replacement faucet and sink in my garage - I was only waiting to buy a new disposal so that I could install everything together.
Unfortunately, the new faucet didn't fit the old sink; so the entire sink had to be replaced.
|Finally, I manage to get the disposal off the sink:|
|All disassembled and ready for the install, hooray!|
I should note that this is only my second plumbing job, aside from replacing toilet flappers (anybody can do that); and I'm pleased to report that the whole thing went really smoothly, and was far easier and quicker a job than I was anticipating. From start to finish, everything you see in this blog post took about an hour and a half.
Now to install the new sink.... (continued in Part 2)