I needed to replace a bit of stolen copper 3/4" line, this the
service line. The line is coming out of the ground and has some curve to it.
I picked a relative straight section, but the sharkbite connector leaks.
So, should I pursue some other solution or is there an off the shelf
way (or otherwise reasonable method) of getting that ready for a sharkbite.
Not thrilled about working in crawlspaces!
On 11/19/2010 3:23 PM, email@example.com wrote:
It's amazing that as small as the new ones are, the original was what,
2/3 the size!
Friend and classmate -
I used to drive an MGB. I looked *over* the windshield when the top was
What a car, it really put you in touch with the road and the outdoors.
If it was cold and wet outside, it was cold and wet inside too.
I wanted to buy an MG Midget to replace the Mini, but I couldn't get
in - at least through the door. Jumping in and dropping one leg down
each side of the wheel I could get in, but then I couldn't get my feet
to the pedals.
Watched plumber fuss with trying to get a fitting off that he
installed that was leaking. Low spot, pipe was full of water.
He drilled a very small hole in the pipe, water leaked and he was able
to get the fitting off/on/fixed. Soldered the drill hole shut.
I have heard of using plain bread stuffed up the pipe to temporarily
keep the water away from the soldering area, and then it will dissolve
and can be let out thru the first spigot. Don't know what happens if
the bread residue goes thru a water softener or water flter.
I've worked in crawlspaces where I needed a ladder to reach the
ceiling or whatever you would call the underside of the basement
floor. On the other hand I've been in crawlspaces where a ladder
wouldn't be much help. :)
Oh, I hope I have no more to deal with. My rough experience is that
just a little bit of city pressure goes a long way! Water will find a
way to get through...
With that said, I'll keep the bread in mind.
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