COMMUNITY FORUM

bikerboy

05:53PM | 09/21/05
Member Since: 07/31/05
15 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Just want to make sure i'm thinking of doing the right thing... i went to start to replace a toilet today at home and lo and behold, the shut-off valve is stuck and corroded, so i need to replace it... figured i need to shut the water supply off, remove the toilet and then simply cut a little below the existing valve, then sauder on a new 1/2 vavle, add new water supply line and hook up toilet... just wanted to make sure this is the correct process... any help would be great. thanks.i've done similar things with our dishwasher, we're finding out that all the valves in the house are old and corroded, so this is going to be an issue throughout...


Billhart

06:30AM | 09/22/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
If the existing stop valve was solder. A lot of them are threaded or compression fittings so that they can be unscrewed and replaced.

But to solder it you will need to get it DRY, that might mean opening some lower level valves (basement, output faucets) to drain the line and if you don't have any of those the little drain cap on the side of the main valve.


bikerboy

06:41AM | 09/22/05
Member Since: 07/31/05
15 lifetime posts
Yep, it was a saulder valve, no screw on... i'll have to dry it out nice and good, then saulder... thanks for the help... think i'll be replacing a lot of the valves in this house.. this is the 3rd one that is corroded...
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2