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    ask Ian, i was just following on what he said. ...

    ask Ian, i was just following on what he said.

    physical, from being under sinks and crawling around in tight spaces, etc.

    I said I suffer pain from working in different positions I think he...
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    You're right.. It's good to enjoy your work. I...

    You're right.. It's good to enjoy your work. I can see how what you guys do for a living gives a satisfaction as a payoff after putting together a working network of pipes or fixing somoene's woes...
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    Yea to me too! And i'm not even a plumber ! But...

    Yea to me too! And i'm not even a plumber ! But after you guys pointed all the goofs up I get a kick out of this...Aren't you glad that there are such agressive diy's like me to bring such joy to...
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    I just watched the video again and I'm LOL this...

    I just watched the video again and I'm LOL this time!! You're right the whole time he calls it "a gate valve" - does he even mention the word "ball valve" at all??

    Also, did you notice the water...
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    Geesh....I honestly never thought this was...

    Geesh....I honestly never thought this was anything but a professional way to show do it yourselfers - now I need to think twice about watching any of these do it yourself videos......Im in the PC...
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    when you say remove the top - is this taking off...

    when you say remove the top - is this taking off the handle, and taking off the packing nut - and then turning the bonnet ?

    I am sorry for getting easily confused - I've been trying to read up on...
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    [QUOTE=TedL;183427]Consider installing a valve...

    [QUOTE=TedL;183427]Consider installing a valve that requires no sweating, like this, available at the big blue box. It also tends to take up a bit more of the pipe run, an advantage in that it may...
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    You know, nothing for nothing, but is the guy ...

    You know, nothing for nothing, but is the guy really some amateur ? ( not debating, just asking..). Why put together a website with multimedia if they are going to bypass some of the dangers...
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    hot....

    Yea, I think I realize Im dealing with hot surfaces. No gloves on the dude in the video eh? I don't know if I'm gonna do this myself. As much as I find it fascinating to learn more and more about...
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    Cheaters! So I think I'm looking at this as...

    Cheaters!

    So I think I'm looking at this as the task at hand

    http://video.bobvila.com/m/21291655/replacing-a-leaky-valve.htm
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    thanks. that sounds calming...I will get a pic. ...

    thanks. that sounds calming...I will get a pic. I can only share images, since these fixtures were here when we bought the house - I dont know what the former owners bought and the handles aren't...
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    Gate Valve under Sink for Outside water

    I posted a while back about my freezing dripping outside valve.

    I've dealt with a leak getting past the seating of my gate valve that controls the outside valve for several weeks because I just...
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    Water comes out of tub faucet during shower

    the shower/bath option handle is between the hot and cold water - probably one of 200 million people that have the same option - but wanted to just say that so I can be clear on the set up.

    When...
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    Yea you are most likely right. I guess the off...

    Yea you are most likely right. I guess the off the shelf stuff just allows a clearance for a small part till it all builds up again. The money I spend on all of that liquid stuff over time I could...
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    jad - ladiesman - HJ - thanks for taking the time...

    jad - ladiesman - HJ - thanks for taking the time to respond to me. Hopefully, its just the washer on the water shut off in the house that has gone and is allowing the water to escape out in the...
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    Ahhhhhhhhhh..........yes. So they spiked it...

    Ahhhhhhhhhh..........yes. So they spiked it through the metallic pipe - its a ground for electrical precaution - and the hole caused by spiking caused the spraying of water over time as it...
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    LOL....I will take your advice. This is what was...

    LOL....I will take your advice. This is what was on the house when I moved in. I honestly never gave it a second thought till the water spraying incident. I see from that link page that its meant...
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    this is what it looks like outside....

    this is what it looks like outside....
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    just wanted to note its not coming out with any...

    just wanted to note its not coming out with any pressure. Its just dripping slowly at the "self tapping valve" contraption. Water meter isn't spinning either, if that's any indication of flow. But I...
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    Thank you. That's the exact answer I needed. ...

    Thank you. That's the exact answer I needed. Thank you for taking the time to answer, I appreciate it. At least, I think its the answer I needed, being I have no idea what I'm doing, or talking...
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    No kidding. Thats why I came on to this do it...

    No kidding. Thats why I came on to this do it yourself forum to ask "an expert" about the issue.

    And IMO, my explanation was as clear as you could get from someone who doesn't fix pipes for a...
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    Looks like the self-tapping valve in the middle.

    Looks like the self-tapping valve in the middle.
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    Bathtub drain slow

    I live in a 58 year old house built on a slab. My bathtub will fill with water when the shower is on. It will drain in a few minutes after you are done with shower. Meanwhile it fills about 2...
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    Sorry HJ - I get a little too detailed because I...

    Sorry HJ - I get a little too detailed because I gave a problem mixed with my thoughts of what might have caused it over a few months.

    Yes, it boils down to whether or not the water valve inside...
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    Spigot Supply Valve - Pipe to outside spigot

    I think I have a problem caused by a common mistake homeowners make each fall - shutting off the outside water valve inside my house, but also shutting off the valve outside after disconnecting the...
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