next on my "to do" list is to replace/rebuild two shutoff valves serving
two outside spigots. They don't shut off anymore, meaning that I hope
that I don't get any really cold weather prior to getting this fixed, as
I can't drain the pipe going through the cinder block basement wall to
the spigot without shutting off all water to the house.
However, both are in not very easy to replace locations - one is in a
very short section of pipe, such that I don't see how to unsolder it and
remove it without breaking things. The other is located similarly, with
the added wrinkle that it's now got paneling over it, with only a small
hole to allow the handle to protrude into the back of a closet. (hey, I
didn't install the closet, the POs did.)
The helpful guy at the plumbing store (where I was Saturday, buying a
new faucet and kitchen sink) seemed to think it was no big deal and
actually offered to come out and fix them as side work for him. I might
take him up on that but he made it sound simple enough that I ought to
be able to do it myself.
Is there something online showing how this is done? I'm pretty
mechanically handy, but don't know a whole lot about plumbing other than
cut, solder, and replace. I imagine that that is what most people would
do in this situation, but if there's any way I can avoid taking the back
of this closet down I'd be pretty happy about that.
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