Old washer/dryer valves were leaking. No room to cut them off and re-solder to copper pipe so we went below, cut a hole in the wall and added new pipe and new valves. Then covered the hole with an access panel just in case anyone ever needed to get in there again.
You can’t tell from the picture but the fella in the middle, the shower diverter valve…he’s leaking something fierce. So take off the chrome cover (you wouldn’t need those if you kept vice grips in the shower), remove the stem…yup…washers are worn, bit corroded. Could just replace the washers and hope for the best but […]
Fella complains that every time someone uses the bathtub, water comes out of the downstairs half bath vent. Suggestions that two can shower at the same time in same water do not have traction with him. Tub above the half bath backs up to a closet (thank goodness!) but there’s no access door so gotta […]
It’s cheap and doesn’t look like much but if this little control valve thingy doesn’t work then either you can’t flush or the water won’t cut off and you’ll hate the water bill. OK. Got it all apart…probably should have numbered what goes where. Not to worry, he’s a professional. May as well replace the […]
You can usually put a new handle on an old hose bib faucet, add packing or seating washers to stop a leak but this one had been missing a handle for so long the knurls of the stem were completely worn out by the various sets of pliers used on it and the drip incessant […]
Tenant says garbage disposal not working. Push the red reset button. Nothing. Wiggle the center allen insert with appropriate allen wrench…it’s free, not jammed. Check the electrical and it has power. It’s real and truly broken. Install a new one, no leaks and all is well.
It looks ok but it’s leaking and cheaper to replace than to re-build. Got it out, only two knuckles busted. Hard to reach under the sink. New supply lines, no drips…whew, that’s a good thing. Hate drips. And it works, looks good.