I DO try to live by the motto “Measure twice and cut once” but sometimes I can't get out of my own way.
Its important to know that I live full time in an RV – ergo space limitations – ergo tool limitations.
1) Drippy kitchen faucet.
2) Visual inspection. Assume faucet is two hole. Underneath inspection show three holes exist.
3) Trip to Lowes. Learned that brushed bronze is the MOST EXPENSIVE DECOR in the plumbing department. Learn that you can't buy a faucet without a rinser in brushed bronze. Brushed bronze is Open Ranges look in our 399BHS. Get extras to “plug” the rinser.
4) Return home. Elapsed time so far : 1 hour (mostly trip to Lowes).
5) Realize sadly that while it LOOKS like a third hole exists, it was only in the sink and not through the Corian. Realize, sadly that Corian requires a special hole saw instead of a normal drill bit.
6) Trip to Lowes to get drill bit.
7) Elapsed time : 1 hour (trip to Lowes PLUS remove old faucet for realization of third hole)
8) Drill hole, install faucet, plug the rinser by installing brass plug.
9) Search for 30 minutes to try to find plumbing tape.
10) can't find. Decide that MAYBE the brass plug that plugged the rinser won't leak without tape.
11) Turn on water.
12) Observe leak at brass plug.
13) Search 15 more minutes for plumbers tape.
14) Try closest grocery store for plumbers tape.
15) Try next closest store ( Target ) for plumbers tape. Found it. YAY!
16) Return home, put on plumbers tape. Re-apply water pressure. No leak.
17) Done. Elapsed Time 1.5 hours.
18) Total elapsed time : 5 hours. 45 miles, 2 trips to Lowes, trip to HEB Grocery, Trip to Target.
Sure wished I had a better set of tools.
Does this sound like your home jobs sometime?