11-26-2019, 12:57 AM
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Wetshaving requires water, and water means pipes and valves. And all that means that somewhere there has to be a water shut off valve, so I can shut off the water whenever a packing or O-ring needs replacing in a tap. Thus the main water shut off valve can be considered an "attaching and connecting part" of my shave


In my case, the shut off valve have - as I discovered a little while ago - corroded to the point of not shutting the water off. And since a water shut of valve that isn't shutting the water off kind of negates the whole point (not to mention means that I can't change the O-ring in the tap that drips), it was time to call in the professionals; i.e.: the plumber.
So out with the old:

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And in with the new:

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Whole thing done in less than an hour, including small talk and paperwork. And yes, it does shut off completely, allowing me to replace O-rings in peace...

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 11-26-2019, 03:28 AM
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  • chazt
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Yep. I learned a long time ago that if I can’t do the job properly by myself, I have to call someone who can. Got a whole list of ‘em!

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 11-26-2019, 07:48 AM
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My wife won't let me near the plumbing.

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 11-26-2019, 01:27 PM
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Funny thing is; I'm comfortable testing, maintaining and working on 3000psi hydraulic systems in airplanes even while they are in operation (and did so for a living for years), but I won't even dream of working on the taps or water-pipes in my house unless I know the shut off valve is completely closed and the system is 100% depressurised - even if it maxes out at a paltry 90psi (6bar)...

One get a somewhat skewed view on risk when any oopsies has to be paid by ones own insurance I guess Tongue

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 11-27-2019, 05:52 AM
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  • Sully
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(11-26-2019, 01:27 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Funny thing is; I'm comfortable testing, maintaining and working on 3000psi hydraulic systems in airplanes even while they are in operation (and did so for a living for years), but I won't even dream of working on the taps or water-pipes in my house unless I know the shut off valve is completely closed and the system is 100% depressurised - even if it maxes out at a paltry 90psi (6bar)...

One get a somewhat skewed view on risk when any oopsies has to be paid by ones own insurance I guess Tongue

That's the truth!

I did the same thing for years, and I also worked on electronics for jet engine test beds.  I don't like working on plumbing or the electrical in my house unless I know that the water is turned off or the the circuit is de-energized and tested to ensure it's really off.

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 11-27-2019, 11:01 PM
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(11-26-2019, 07:48 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: My wife won't let me near the plumbing.

I feel for you dude.

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 12-04-2019, 04:13 AM
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  • RyznRio
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I guess every situation comedy ever produced in the USA has one episode of hubby fixing a leak and flooding the house. 

It's funny on TV, not so much when you are the one sinking under the sink.

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 12-08-2019, 11:54 PM
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(11-26-2019, 07:48 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: My wife won't let me near the plumbing.

My wife doesn't have to worry, I don't trust myself with plumbing.

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