I need to repair or replace the faucet at the kitchen sink. Workers replaced several incoming lines recently, and left so much dirt in the lines that everything is clogged. The kitchen appears to be clogged at the faucet (but not at the screen, which I've cleared already) -- water flows freely from the cold water inlet line when free from the faucet.
I'd like to take the faucet apart, but unfortunately, the hot water shutoff under the sink is stuck open. It was painted over (which I've tried to remove) and is awkwardly located. I'm afraid I'm about to break off the valve stem entirely.
We used to have a shutoff at the water heater outlet, but no longer. It appears that I'd have to drain the hot water heater to make that idea work.
How can I work around this?
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