So I bought my first home the other day, set me back a good amount and i've sold my soul to the bank
Tonight I finally got around to plumbing in my coffee machine - turned off the water at the mains on the side of the road at around 8pm while it was still light and started plumbing it in. All I had to do was to tap into the cold line going to the mixer tap on the sink.
I disconnected one end of the dux quest under the sink (old school) and started adding my 3 way adapter, unfortunately I ran out of teflon tape... 8.30pm... I went onto internet and checked the warehouse in Lyall Bay was open until 9pm and left home to get there before they shut. Just as I got back home the sky opened and started pouring down with rain!
I finished my plumbing job and went to the mains to turn the water back on... the handle on the mains supply kept on spinning but it didn't feel like it was actually doing anything, i kept turning and it came off! Great! :-/ I was able to turn the tap with a spanner in the end, but it was really hard going,..
I got back inside to check on the plumbing and the old dux quest piping was spraying a small jet of water out under the kitchen sink... I put a saucepan down and ran back outside to turn the mains off again.
Unfortunately I found out why dux quest piping is no longer allowed to be put into homes... it's just not durable and tends to break. Fortunately I had the braided hose for my coffee machine handy so I took off the 3 way and plumed it to that and gave up for the night.
Will get some short braided hose from Bunnings tomorrow and try again then...