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Old 01-22-2009, 03:35 PM   #16
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"The guys from Taco sent me an o-ring replacement kit"

I have been trying to find a source for the o-ring replacement kit. Can you give me your contact for where you got yours?

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:17 PM   #17
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I hope this doesn't offend any plumbers, but not only is it not hard, I found my recent exploits in sweating copper to be so thoroughly enjoyable (installing a tub set), that I went out to the local box store and bought a bunch of hose bibs to replace all the old corroded crap around the house the next weekend.

First, you get all of these little bits to play with, and arrange however you like them. Then you get to put them together with fire. It has all of the elements of fun. I got two quotes for this work with me supplying the part. The cheapest was $350. Sorry bub, but I don't make that much in 4 hours, for that matter, not even in a whole day, and I make what most people would consider decent money.

I had it down by the second joint. I doubt the first one would have leaked. It just wasn't as pretty as I would have liked. If you are even mildly handy then it's no sweat (groan). Seriously, it's far more intimidating than it is hard. While I was at it I also even corrected the long time problem that the original plumbing contractor mixed up the hot/cold feeds.

There are some really crappy jobs that plumbers have to do and I wouldn't begrudge them a big bag of money for. This isn't one of them though.
I'm not a plumber, and I'd do this job for a steak and a beer. The tools are inexpensive as are the materials. Practice a bit and be satisfied with your technique before you turn the water off and revel in your independence. Just don't burn down your house !!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:25 PM   #18
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PS now if I can just find a good mason.... :-)

Believe it or not that's not that hard either

Three months ago I installed two new windows in my stone home. Contractor quote $900 / hole. My cost for same windows, $200 / hole. $150 to a handyman helper to help me get them in, $10 in sand and cement, $5 for a trowel, and a weekend of fun. They look beautiful. It was so much fun, I broke into my fireplace, and repointed it the next weekend. It's amazing what you can accomplish when someone is trying to reach into your pocket.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:35 PM   #19
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anyone hear of sharkbite fitting,no need to solder.homedepot have master plumber they can walk you tho it.dont make an easy job so hard,
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hey mediaman.. did you have any luck with your mixing valve replacement? Im trying to figure out a lack of hot water and narrowed it down to that... when i took apart the valve the lower stem seems corroded and the top 'knob'-the part of the valve that attaches to the top know for adjusting seems seized... im soaking it in acid to see if that will lossen anything as a quick fix so we can shower-lol- until i an get a new valve.. thinking of going the home depot route also as i cant see spending hundreds on a simple valve or valve part that i can replace in 5 minutes... how did yours work out???
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