This is smiliar to the question I asked previously, and I need a bit
I need to replace the cartridge in the kitchen faucet (with sprayer
wand), and cannot shut off the hot water using the shut off value
(I'll call this value #1) underneath in the cabinet. I suspect the
valve kicked the bucket after ~6.5 years.
There is a shutoff value (#2) in the basement leading up to the
kitchen sink area for hot water, but that valve doesn't work either.
So, it looks like my only choice is to turn off the water going _into_
the water heater (there is a different style shut off value, #3, just
before the water heater, and I'm hoping that still works) and use up
the hot water by draining it thru a faucet somewhere. Then, replace
shut off values #1 & #2 and the faucet cartridge.)
Do I have this right? I'll basically be draining the water heater
completely to do this work, and turn it back on and fill the water
heater again, wait for it to be heated, before I get any new hot
Also, both values #1 and #2 have screws in the middle. Is this the
type that nees sealing tape?
Sorry if my questions are too basic. I'll have to this work late at
night, and won't have time to run back and forth to the hardware store
(and make sure I have hot water for the morning).