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I am a Systems Engineer with many years of experience in electronic systems, including space and terrestrial communication systems, network systems, and radar systems, with a focus on signal processing and architecture. "Know your customer and his/her needs." My hobbies include photography, yachting, software development, writing, and foreign languages.

If you don't know what to do with your spare time, go walk your dog. If you don't have a dog, walk someone else's dog. It's a better way for you to spend your time than what you are doing right now. If you think you don't have any spare time, then you probably don't have a dog.


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revised How does this 50 year old shower valve work?
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comment How does this 50 year old shower valve work?
This is a US installation. I'd rather not have to replace it. It doesn't look broken, so I'd rather understand how it works. But the other side of the wall is accessible in a finished room. I was able to get it together with a big O-ring as a compression washer, but it still dripped. I took it apart and haven't been able to repeat that feat. It's odd that there is no valve stem seal, either, and some of the drip is coming out around the stem.
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revised How do I repair my cracked shower pan?
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comment How do I repair my cracked shower pan?
Based on your comment about the drain connection and the pan, plus the comments above, I'll update my question.
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accepted How can I make these bath valves easier to use?
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comment How can I make these bath valves easier to use?
I think gripping is hard for her. The lever handle solution would be an improvement, and rebuilding the valves to make sure they are turning easier is a good idea, too.
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comment How can I make these bath valves easier to use?
Cleaning the inner works to make them work smoothly sounds like a good idea.
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