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[–] ltmyndonos 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

500? Most valves are 8-15 bucks. Plus most valve stems just need a new rubber, which is under 5. Your solution works the same of course.

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[–] Its_ok_to_be_white 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For $1500, I completely replaced my plumbing with Pex lines, new faucets, quarter turn valves, shower heads, and toilets.

It was worth every penny.

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[–] Its_ok_to_be_white 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

50+ year old copper that was full of pinholes from acidic water, burst from freezing, had old crusted up gate valves, leaky faucets everywhere, rusted out pressure tank, etc. The copper was so bad that the bathtub was stained blue with copper oxide.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The valve was stuck open but not leaking from the body into the wall?

I guess if you had a tile shower I could see it costing $500 for a plumber to replace and retile.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ah, I see what you're saying. I guess I thought there were some valves that are partly hidden, but maybe those are very rare.

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[–] espresso_patronum [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Two plumbers were called, both refused said the fixture is too old and needs to be replaced.

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[–] Owlchemy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good thinking. Sounds like it'll work for you. But changing the valve out isn't that difficult either. Eventually you may want to do that, it can also be done for under fifty bucks max. But again, good solution ... you get a pat on the back.

If you do wanna eventually change it ... there's different ones, of course, but parts are available at any hardware store. Valve Replacement

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[–] digitalentity1497 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Where has this been all my life. Thanks!