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Old 03-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #16
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Roger that. Do you know if plumbing was updated? What kind of pipes? copper, galvanized? etc.

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Did the tip that dj suggested help? Where you able to trace the hot water pipe. Sometimes in older homes you never quite know how they plumbed things. Start at your hot water heater, and try to find the hot water pipe going upstairs to second floor. There may be a seperate line that goes directly upstairs that has a gate valve or ball valve that may be closed somewhere. It may be closed for a reason, I don't know, so be careful.
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Doesn't look like any of its been updated! I need to go through it all and update it. Some PVC in there but the rest is mostly original!!
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Still no luck? You say that when you turn on the hot water to both of these fixtures nothing comes out. Is that correct?
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Well figured it out!! The guy who was renting it out owns a plumbing company, his son lied to me said he just repacked the valve but he actually just tightened the hell out of it!! I finally got it open and just sprayed every where but I had my wife try it out while I did that and sure enough the hot water came on!! Now do I just replace the valve??
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Cool. Can you post a pic of the valve?
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The brown valve.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #23
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That's what I figured, in older homes they used a lot of gate valves and threaded galvanized pipe. Oh well, it's doable. Going to try and diy or call a pro? Nice pics by the way.

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That's what I figured, in older homes they used gate valves and threaded galvanized pipe. Oh well, it's doable. Want to try and diy?
Hell yeah I'm all about learning and fixing things since I bought my house! Cheaper too!!
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That's what this open forum is all about.
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So do I just get a new valve or what kind do you guys suggest??
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Do you have tools? Make sure you have the right tools for the job first. You will need a couple of big wrenches, vice grips, breakfree. 1 pipe wrench and 1 big 12 inch cresent.
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Do you have tools? Make sure you have the right tools for the job first. You will need a couple of big wrenches, vice grips, breakfree. 1 pipe wrench and 1 big 12 inch cresent.
Just for a valve?? I have a pipe wrench, players and that about it for this job!!
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yea, i know, but they are threaded - sometimes they are hard to get apart. Do you have big pliers? You may be able to do it with what you have. How about that guy renting it out. does he have some tools?
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yea, i know, but they are threaded - sometimes they are hard to get apart. Do you have big pliers? You may be able to do it with what you have. How about that guy renting it out. does he have some tools?
Well he was renting it to people before I bought it from him. So all I do is pay him my mortgage and that's all if I get help from him he will charge me! Do I need to get the same type of valve or a different type??

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