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Old 09-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Tried the search, and got everything but...maybe it's just me. Got a quickee job lined up, replacing a standard stool with a elevated elongated type, to facilitate use by a partially disabled person. At some point, the home was re-plumbed with Pex type tubing( just the supplies, not the main). The pex is still pliable, no sign of brittleness, or leaks that I can find. The stool has a quarter turn plastic shutoff valve on it, and it seems to function okay...but as long as I'm in there, should I replace the valve(at least ten years old). Do these fittings and such have a documented lifespan?

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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If the valve is functional, and turns on and off freely, without leaking, then there is no point in replacing it.

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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personally, i would replace the valve if you have the pex tools and if it is as old as you say it is. Even if the valve does function properly, imo at 10 years old, it wouldnt hurt to replace it.
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personally, i would replace the valve if you have the pex tools and if it is as old as you say it is. Even if the valve does function properly, imo at 10 years old, it wouldnt hurt to replace it.
Too late...the deed is done. But, I have made the installation so as to be able to replace the valve should any problems arise,added a cutoff(ball valve, to cut off the whole bathroom).
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Just love it when a handyman that is charging a customer for work that he is not qualified to do comes to this site and asks advice. It's a DIY site. Professionals like myself come here to try and help people with DIY projects. I wish the mods would clue in on this. It happens all too often.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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Just love it when a handyman that is charging a customer for work that he is not qualified to do comes to this site and asks advice. It's a DIY site. Professionals like myself come here to try and help people with DIY projects. I wish the mods would clue in on this. It happens all too often.
If you read the original post you would realize that we in the trailerhood don't charge each other, he. We barter services, as we as we all income challenged. BTW I cannot count the number of toilets I have installed over the years.
I was just asking about the longevity of the plastic valve. The recommendation that if it was still functional don't replace was what led me to do as I did. Your 'professional advice is appreciated, your sarcasm is not.
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Keep up the good work Mickey. Best of luck to y'all.
Hey, we gotta take care of each other...Our gubmint seems to have let us down. No COLA for last three years, yet COL and seems to keep rising. Hope y'll never find yourselves in this situation(Plan Ahead. Ammunition and gold!
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Hey, we gotta take care of each other...Our gubmint seems to have let us down. No COLA for last three years, yet COL and seems to keep rising. Hope y'll never find yourselves in this situation(Plan Ahead. Ammunition and gold!
Folks looking out for another is a good thing, especially for the disabled- I know, grandpa was in a wheel chair. Come visit us in electrical any time.

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Folks looking out for another is a good thing, especially for the disabled- I know, grandpa was in a wheel chair. Come visit us in electrical any time.

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'preciate that...While my certs have lapsed my knowledge has not diminished...and a can still decode the codes rather well.and an aside to plumber666... I've worked in the trades for quite a long time. I appreciate your concern about DIYers and jacklegs. My framing business collapsed when everyone that owned a hammer and a nail pouch undercut us with chit work. No hard feelings, eh?

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