I went to the local plumbing supply store today. They had what you
mentioned for $7 (long one) and $4 (short one). The long one was too
close and it was recommended that I get 2 short ones and splice in a
piece of 3/4" pipe. He said that it would only work as long as the pipe
The plumber also said that soldering a coupler would the best long-term
fix. So I bought a 12" coupler for $5. I'll cut it to fit and go from
there. As long as I stay under the $90 house-call fee, I'll feel
comfortable going this route.
Yes, there are. Checked Lowe's just a few minutes ago and they had 3/4"
couplers with or without a "stop". $0.77 a piece.
I'm gonna check out the local plumber store in the morning before I
proceed. If I can get a 5/8" plug from them, I'll just solder that
piece where the valve resides and be done with it.
I wish I'd know that 10 years ago. But at least I know it for the
next time. Thanks.
That's not what you got the first time, right? If they had two bins
of couplers, I didn't realize there was any difference, but I only
remember there being one bin.
Plug? Why a plug? You mean where the valve stem would go...?
That sounds good.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
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