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Plumbing answers...ask the A-team

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by SAKplumber, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. groovster

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    I've been called out to many "kablooies" to dry out the mess. On most of them, the homeowner says that there was a "dribble" earlier on but thought it was normal or not important.
     
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    Can't you just get your shoulder under it and shove? :rofl:
     
  3. SAKplumber
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    Yeah after two guys get it of the ground ;)
     
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    In Texas the water heater was in the garage. Here they are typically in the basement with the furnace, the garage would be disastrous to say the least.

    My garage is insulated not heated. It is -22 c (-8f) and the beer is the perfect drinking temp. It does get much colder.
     
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    So when you open the beer it partially freezes, become slushy?
     
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    It is right around 31 degrees in the garage. It is pretty much perfect.
     
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    cellar temperature. Wine Cellar!
     
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    Just had the front tree, that the roots grew into and broke the water pipe, taken out this morning. All the big Tree Service companies were too busy for us this winter, so I grabbed the lawn guys and asked about it. Now to mix up some Epsom Salts and kill this stump.
     
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    Yay for lawn guys! ManVsLawn
     
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  10. ManVsLawn

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    That's how I roll.

    Don't pay thousands for a stump removal unless time is of the necessity.

    Cut that tree low, drill some holes, kill with fire or chemical, let rot.
     
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    How big a job is it too reseal a leaking faucet? It's leaking right where the faucet meets the flange of the sink.

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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Actually, that looks like the faucet spout is leaking round the shaft and running down to the sink. Is that a Delta?

    You have to take the handle off, and the nut that holds the "ball" down, to slip the spout off the actual body of the faucet. There are 2 o-rings...about an 1.5", roughly(not exact, just giving you an idea) that are likely worn from years of spinning the spout side to side.
    If it's a Delta, you can buy a rebuild kit at the home improvement big box store of your choice. It will have everything from the o-rings to the actual ball and springs & cup washers.

    You're an engineer, you should be able to deal with it. At worst you spent 8 bucks and still replace the faucet.


    edited to add:
    turn the water off first!
     
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    That kinda looks like a Delta Classic. Less that $80 on Amazon, easier to put in thatn they used to be (because of the way they're made with supply lines on them already, and they now come with a lifetime warranty)
     
  14. eng1nerd

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    Thank you!

    It could be a Delta. I don't see markings anywhere on it. Is the best way to get the right repair/rebuild kit to take it apart and bring the old with me? If I knew the maker and model in sure it could be looked up that way.
     
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    Can you share a pic of it? I bet its a Delta
     
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    I rebuilt my parents Delta 40 yrs ago. Now it is time for mine.
     
  18. eng1nerd

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    Here it is.

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    Not a Delta. IDK if its a Moen. Perhaps look it up on theor website and browse their catalog of pics.

    Moen and Delta have a lifetime warranty on their parts and if you can ID it they will send you what you need.

    Thats a cartridge alright. Personally, I'd rather replace it than work on it. If you insisted I wouldn't warranty the work. No telling if it'd be able to be restored or if the calcium has made it hard to rebuild.

    That being siad, the handle will come off (either a set screw on the back or under the lever) and then a retaining ring holds the cartridge down. Pull the cartridge out and take it to a store...perhaps a Plumbing Supply house. Hoever, its not going to be very cheap and a new faucet may still be a better option.
     
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    Not a plumbah here but my advice is new faucet , problem solved. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^