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Thread: Main valve buried in cement needs replacement, How would you break it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post

    At least nothing except NOT take a half day to do it.
    You are a trained profesional. Bet I can install a receptacle faster than anyone here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote; I cannot think of one thing I would have done differently

    At least nothing except NOT take a half day to do it.
    Yup, could have done it faster, or I could have taken longer. Since I was not on the clock I did it at my own pace with out rushing in any way. I figure if I were to hire this out I would expect it to take 1 to 2 hours and several hundred $$$. Had I not made a bad joint it would have been done in just under 3 hours. Total cost? a couple of parts out of the bin, some mapp gas and some time. Most of the extra time was spent cleaning old solder off of fittings I did not want to cut out or looking for a tool I did not have handy. I also wanted other diyers to know to plan some time for this kind of project. BTW that is the first bad joint I have made in the process of repluming my entire house, plus helping out a few friends with there pluming projects over the years. Yup, screwed that one up.
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    quote; Bet I can install a receptacle faster than anyone here.

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