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rickp47 02-19-2009 08:30 AM

Hot water won't stop running
 
I recently replaced our old dishwasher, but found that I could not completely stop the hot water from trickling out of the original hot water supply. Upon finishing that project, I noticed one of the shut off valves was leaking under the sink. It was soldered, so I turned off the house water supply, including the hot water supply from the hot water heater, sweated out the old valve and soldered in a new one. Once everything was finished, the hot water will not stop running out of the kitchen sink! What could be the problem? Thanks in advance (since I KNOW you guys have an answer!)

Bob Mariani 02-19-2009 09:00 AM

Maybe you freed some debris which is now stuck on the faucet seat. Open and close a few times to see if it will free it self. next remove the stem and clear the seat washer.

ironrange 02-19-2009 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by rickp47 (Post 232798)
I recently replaced our old dishwasher, but found that I could not completely stop the hot water from trickling out of the original hot water supply. Upon finishing that project, I noticed one of the shut off valves was leaking under the sink. It was soldered, so I turned off the house water supply, including the hot water supply from the hot water heater, sweated out the old valve and soldered in a new one. Once everything was finished, the hot water will not stop running out of the kitchen sink! What could be the problem? Thanks in advance (since I KNOW you guys have an answer!)

You most likely have some debris stuck in your kitchen faucet valve. You will have to take the faucet apart to remove the debris.

DangerMouse 02-19-2009 09:06 AM

i'd start at the first valve then, the faucet. check it for o-ring/washer wear, then work your way down the line.

DM

ironrange 02-19-2009 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 232825)
i'd start at the first valve then, the faucet. check it for o-ring/washer wear, then work your way down the line.

DM


The kitchen faucet won't shut off. Just curious, what does that have to do with the angle stop shut off valves or anything down the lines? The problem is in the faucet.:huh:

DangerMouse 02-19-2009 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ironrange (Post 232913)
The kitchen faucet won't shut off. Just curious, what does that have to do with the angle stop shut off valves or anything down the lines? The problem is in the faucet.:huh:

the first "valve" IS the faucet......

DM

ironrange 02-19-2009 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 232918)
the first "valve" IS the faucet......

DM

Ok, never heard a kitchen faucet called a "first valve", thought you were talking about the angle stop which would be first, before the faucet, and because you were talking about a problem further down the line? What? :wink:

DangerMouse 02-19-2009 12:23 PM

my mistake, i meant to check further down the line for leaks, in particular the spot he just fixed.
from what i've seen here, and in my own experience, more often than not, water flow problems begin after someone does work on the plumbing and gunk breaks free and clogs valves and spouts/showerheads.

i need to proofread before i send these darn things.... sorry.

DM

AllanJ 02-19-2009 04:33 PM

You may have melted or otherwise damaged the washer or something else in the new shutoff as you soldered it. The shutoff should be in the open position while soldering.

Depending on what kind of debris it is, you can also damage the valve by grinding it open and closed trying to crush the debris.


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