Leaking tub faucets

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-02-00, 12:24 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

The previous owners of the house installed 2 different cartridges in the tub. Both need to be replaced, probably the diverter also.
The local building store can match the cartridges if I bring them down. This means shutting off the water; cold & hot. There are no visible shut-off values & I do not want to punch a hole to locate them. I can shut-off the cold at the main value coming into the house. However, the hot water tank (gas)does not have a shut-off value on the pipe leaving the tank, & I do not feel like watching 40 gal of hot water go down the drain. Suggestions?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-02-00, 02:58 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Wink

If you shut off the water supply to the house (cold water valve), there will be no pressure available to push the hot water out of the hot water tank. Some drainage will occur but typically not the whole tank.

Even if it should completely drain for some unknown reason, the cost of electrically heating up a tank of water is minimal (in the range of cents).
 
  #3  
Old 05-02-00, 07:37 PM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pasco
Posts: 184
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Cool

I agree with Richard,my only sugestion is while you have the main shut down you might want to install a shut off valve at the water heater,if you had to shut off the hot water in a emergency what would you do?

------------------
Dave
L.I.Handyman
 
  #4  
Old 05-02-00, 07:38 PM
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
Posts: 10,952
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Cool

Siimply turn the water off at the main, remove valves, take to store, replace, reinstall. You got it. Good Luck!
 
  #5  
Old 05-12-00, 08:04 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

I think he said there was no valve on the pipe LEAVING the water heater which kind sounds like there is one on the line coming in which is as it should be.

quote:
Originally posted by LI handyman:
I agree with Richard,my only sugestion is while you have the main shut down you might want to install a shut off valve at the water heater,if you had to shut off the hot water in a emergency what would you do?



 
  #6  
Old 05-12-00, 08:55 PM
Jacksprat
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

Your current dilema, could be a god send. While you are at your building supply store, pick up as many supply shut-offs,resonably, as you can use. Spend part of a day and install them where you can conviniently access. Kitchen, bathrooms under the vanity, laundry tubs, etc. Idealy, should you have a dilema, you won't have to shut the entire house off. You will find that most problems happen after the building supply stores are closed.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: