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Love and pop-up stoppers! (This has just GOT to be good)

Let’s pretend you have absolutely fallen in love with this special, one of a kind, just perfect, sink faucet---it happens, love can be hard to predict or control and shows up when you least expect it.

The problem is, your new love, does not have a good pop-up stopper, in fact it has no built-in stopper at all, and you simply love a good pop-up stopper almost as much as a perfect faucet.

We all know that love is not perfect, but do we have to compromise or “settle” for less?

As you can see in the picture below, someone discovered how to have the best of both worlds, and keep both loves happy.

Pop-up stopper arm inside cabinet


Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCharles Buell • January 22 2016 03:13PM


So you reach up under the cabinet to pull the stopper up? Genius!!

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) over 3 years ago

He hee hee...I like Fred's comment too...thanks for sharing this!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Charles Buell Thank you for your every workday trying to defeat the ringing words of Forect Gump, "You never know what you are going to get in a box of chocolates." In your case, 'in your home inspection.'

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) over 3 years ago

I think most sellers forget how many jerry rigged applications they have around their houses Charles Buell 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 3 years ago

Charles the things you run acrosss - yikes.  We ran across some odd plumbing this past week in our front yard main water lines.  The good news it did last 40 years

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago

Charles, If I had not read Fred Hernden's comment I would not have connected the dots. That is certainly a most convenient solution ... not. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

A stopper here.  A stopper there.  Stopper, stopper, no matter where.

I like a stopper when I blink.

I like a stopper under the sink.

I like a stopper anywhere.

A stopper here.  A stopper there.  Stopper, stopper, no matter where.



Dr. Seuss

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 3 years ago

That's pretty good thinkin' there Charles..."Hey hon, the stopper works now''...Enjoy your day!

Posted by Ernie Steele, Call me, let's get started!!! 717-273-3774 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) over 3 years ago