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    So basically I was lied to and he could have just...

    So basically I was lied to and he could have just fixed the leaking valve and been done with it. Sure my water heater is 10 years old, but I knew that going in -- I was making the service call to...
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    Yeah probably right on the bill of goods. I...

    Yeah probably right on the bill of goods. I figured I would have the option to JUST replace the valve. He gave me no such option. Lowest option was valve and expansion tank. He DID recommend that...
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    The expansion tank model is a PH 5 and says 40...

    The expansion tank model is a PH 5 and says 40 PSI on the label...But the way it's connected there's no open nozzle I can hook into to read pressure off it at all without disconnecting the whole tank...
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    Is there any way I can tell looking at the tank? ...

    Is there any way I can tell looking at the tank? Probably not right? I don't see a way to read air pressure where he's got the little tank, it's just mainlined in above my old existing tank.
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    Thanks. So it sounds like I am most of the way...

    Thanks. So it sounds like I am most of the way there. Yesterday, he put in a new release valve at the water heater, and an expansion tank. I still do not have a pressure regulator on the main line...
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    I might have a check valve, not sure on that...My...

    I might have a check valve, not sure on that...My home is around 10 years old, not sure if a check valve was standard but I would assume I at least have that. I don't have a PRV at the main line at...
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    As always I do appreciate the vast amount of...

    As always I do appreciate the vast amount of knowledge and the responses here. You have made me feel better about the install. It sounds like, given the fact that my local water company has raised...
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    Not sure on the local codes, but I guess my...

    Not sure on the local codes, but I guess my system is open...I have city water/sewer. Not my own well or anything. If that's what that means.

    I just got a little shaky at the fact that he said...
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    Did I Need An Expansion Tank?

    I try and research my plumbing issues before I call in the professionals just to be well educated, though am smart enough to know when not to DIY and call in pros like yourselves. However I am...
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    I just went ahead and got a whole new supply...

    I just went ahead and got a whole new supply line, braided steel this time instead of the plastic line. Worked tons better on the first try, hand tight, no leaks.

    I just want to take a minute to...
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    Any other suggestions? I tightened as far as I...

    Any other suggestions? I tightened as far as I humanly could by hand (pretty tight) and I still have a slow leak at the join of the fill valve. It's a brand new valve AND a brand new connector...
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    Thanks Terry. I'll have to disconnect and...

    Thanks Terry.

    I'll have to disconnect and just try it again. I assumed that the line already had what it needed inside as far as a washer but I will double check when I disconnect.

    I'll be...
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    I hope I wouldn't be that silly to put the rubber...

    I hope I wouldn't be that silly to put the rubber washer outside. ;)

    On closer inspection it DOES look like it's coming from the join, not from the tank, so that's good - I tightened that by...
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    Terry (or anyone)... In the end I decided it...

    Terry (or anyone)...

    In the end I decided it was time for a new toilet, went with the Cadet 3 American Standard. Good reviews and all. Tank's not overly tight on the bowl but I see this is a...
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    Thanks Terry. I was at the local big boxes...

    Thanks Terry. I was at the local big boxes looking for plumbing specific tools but couldn't find anything like that. I'll just ask for plumber's pliers when I go in there tomorrow. Maybe I just...
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    Toilet - Replaced Float, Have Leaks...

    I've got 2 toilets in the house which both need new floats, and I've now created the same issue with both, so I figure I am doing something wrong and came here to ask the Pros.

    Despite replacing...
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    I can't believe I didn't think to just use rubber...

    I can't believe I didn't think to just use rubber patch or another saddle valve to at least get the water turned back on. Duh. Thanks all.

    I think I will have a real valve installed via solder...
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    I've got both lines here at the house still so I...

    I've got both lines here at the house still so I figure with the plumber coming tomorrow I'll let him choose. :) Though it does sound like the steel is the safest. I just wish it was as skinny as...
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    Thanks - I grabbed the braided line and it's nice...

    Thanks - I grabbed the braided line and it's nice but too thick to run without cutting out my baseboard and my floor and a lot of extra work, the copper tubing as it's the same size will fit where...
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    Thanks, I appreciate your candor. I had called a...

    Thanks, I appreciate your candor. I had called a plumber this afternoon and they're planning to come out tomorrow (unless I decided I could fix it otherwise) but I'm planning to keep the appointment...
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    Sharkbite eh? Looked them up, that could work! ...

    Sharkbite eh? Looked them up, that could work! Do I need to be pretty precise with the cuts I make, in other words how close do I have to be for the piece to fit in between? So the sharkbites...
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    Gary thanks, I'll probably have to stick with the...

    Gary thanks, I'll probably have to stick with the pro as it's in a tight spot behind the wall and I've not done any copper pipe soldering (nor have the equipment to do so). Any idea what a repair...
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    Sanjeev - No worries, you are a good guy and I...

    Sanjeev - No worries, you are a good guy and I appreciate your time. I will tell the plumber who is coming over that I'd prefer a better repair then.

    Here's a photo of what I have now, I took the...
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    No worries, I'll take bad news because you're...

    No worries, I'll take bad news because you're just being honest which I appreciate. ;)

    Is there anything that can cover that up temporarily that I could at least buy so I could turn the water back...
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    Thanks for the information. My home builder took...

    Thanks for the information. My home builder took every shortcut he could when he built this place. So that's another in a long line. That is definitely what it is.

    Let me ask you this - I did...
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