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Old 12-31-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Resolder Mixing Valve?


Apparently the plumber who did the plumbing in my fathers rental didn't solder in the mixing valve properly. When the diverted valve is activated the mixing valve is trickling water from the pipe that supplies the valve at the bottom. It is in a very tight space, I have a feeling I am going to have to cut a square access hole in the wall. Will I be safe removing the cartridge and then de soldering the joint in question, cleaning the joints, prepping them and resoldering?
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Apparently the plumber who did the plumbing in my fathers rental didn't solder in the mixing valve properly. When the diverted valve is activated the mixing valve is trickling water from the pipe that supplies the valve at the bottom. It is in a very tight space, I have a feeling I am going to have to cut a square access hole in the wall. Will I be safe removing the cartridge and then de soldering the joint in question, cleaning the joints, prepping them and resoldering?
Iam guessing your talking about the tub filler spout...it all depends where its leaking at..if it on the diverter yes remove cartridge ...if its on the piping going to spout you don't have to remove cartridge...check to make sure its not leaking at filler connection ...pictures would help...
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It is leaking from the mixing valve that controls the hot cold. The leak is where the pipe is going into the bottom of the control valve
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It is leaking from the mixing valve that controls the hot cold. The leak is where the pipe is going into the bottom of the control valve
then yes I would remover the cartridge before you repair because it very easy to over heat them while trying to repair a leak....
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Thank you! I was hoping to not have to cut an access hole in the wall, but I believe I will have to.
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They have access panels you can install after the repair. It will be used at some point down the line to replace that shower diverter
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