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10:29AM | 02/19/07
Member Since: 02/18/07
2 lifetime posts

I hope someone can help me. I have a leaky faucet, the hot water key is the one that is turned all the way and I think the washer has gone bad. I've tried talking the valve by first turning off the water, then removing the screw but the valve won't come off. I have the 3 key valve (one for the hot water, the other for the cold water and the one for the shower head). Oh, and before I forget, somehow this is affecting my chimney. The hot water heater is connected to the chimney, with the hot water dripping as much as it is, why would my chimney be leaking? Help!


03:11PM | 02/19/07
Member Since: 02/18/07
2 lifetime posts
I had a plumber come over after I posted this bulletin. Before he came over I got a quote of $350.00 to open my wall and replace the entire thing from another plumbing company without even looking at the situation. I called another plumber and he came over to analyze the problem, he removed the hot water nob and found the was the washer as I thought. He used some sort of spray to losen the nob like a worked. As far as the chimney goes, I believe you are formed some condensation and it caused the chimney to (what I call) sweat and therefore it leaked. Now I have to cancel the chimney guy who is charging me over a thousand dollars to put in a liner.....probably something that I don't need.

Thanks for all your wonderful advice!

Take care and until next time.

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