I feel the pain of all home DIY(ers)........that tackle a job only for it to go horribly wrong. So let's share these stories, so that fellow arrsers can offer condolences or just piss themselves laughing. Starter for 10: My wife went out and bought a new kitchen sink tap complete with soap dispenser, and separate spray hose,....... after weeks of humming and ahhaing, I decided to tackle the job one Sunday afternoon on a bank Holiday Weekend. 1st mistake. I turn the water off under the sink. I proceeded to remove the old tap using the proven method of taking a big hammer / wrench to a small problem. 2nd mistake. Needless to say the old tap got fucked up. No probs because I was putting a new one on anyway. ********. I opened the new box....resorting to stabbing the plastic box cover with a Stanley Knife. 3rd mistake. Well **** me if the new one now had 10 connection points and not just the two I had removed. (picture below) Now, bear in mind that I am squeezed under the sink trying to do this upside down. Lots of fiddling about to tighten up the connectors before attaching the supply pipes, lots of 'kin ell', fuh, fuks sake, Jeezuss H fukkin Christs, could be heard. The wife went to visit a friend. I put the final 2 hot / cold feeder pipes onto the inlet connectors. Underneath the sink looked like the plumbing from a Nuclear Fuel Reactor cooling system. It looked Shite. One last look around, and I turned on the inlet valves, crawled out from under the sink and gamely tested the cold tap, Hmmm, nice... works well, does feel a bit warm though !. Turn that off and open the Hot tap. Hmmm, nice... works well, does feel a bit cold though ! 4th mistake. Shi'za, hot/cold backwards. Oh, Oh !! water under the sink ???? I do notice water..a lot..dripping from the Shut off valve. Bollox !! I turn on both taps above and **** me it looks like a shower garden spray under the sink, water pissing from everywhere. I set about re-tightening the connections. Same Result (except H/C now correct). I messed around for hours, trying unsuccessfully to stop the leaks, and Yeeeeessssss, I used plumbers tape, but it was no good, nothing worked. So now, it's 9pm on a Sunday night, I have a leaking intake valve, a tap that DOES NOT fukkin work, an old tap that is fucked, and everywhere is CLOSED until Tuesday. Shit, Shit, Shit !!!!! I have no option except to turn off the WHOLE house supply. Result: One pissed off wife. One pissed off Daughter One busted up box of a useless frickin tap, that the store refused to take back. I had to purchase: 1) A NEW tap - with just 2 easy connections (sprayer included pre attached) 2) A new intake valve and new copper connections...which required...... 3) A new Propane Torch. (Which I will never use again probably) Moral of the story: LEAVE PLUMBING TO PLUMBERS coz I hate PLUMBING !!!!