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The plates marked A ate tapered. Rotate them one way tightened and the other way loosens. I have only seen these a few times and did not care for them as they kept becoming loose but that was in a rental with college kids so it could have been rough handling.


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I have used a torch to loosen up the bathroom stem on a vise grip and a 7/8 socket if possible. The other I done it is I put the 7/8 socket handle between the wall and sink handle stopper and with a special claw sink vise grip loosen it up from underneath. The claw sink vise grip you can't find them anywhere no more. They 'res similar ones, but the teeth are ...


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Single handle faucets or washer less actually use the pressure as part of the mechanism to stop the flow, when the pressure is reduced two far some start dripping. I usually have standard rubber washers and several sizes of O-rings for washerless faucets to replace when they start dripping, if after the pressure is restored the drip has stopped I would not ...


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You're correct, its similar to the shower control. You need to unscrew the cap anti-clockwise. There is a good chance that there is a decades worth of crud jamming the cap. You could trying pouring hot water (from a kettle) over. this may dissolve some crud, and may also loosen it by expansion. You could try using a "jar-opening" gripper, to ensure you ...


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unscrew the nut under the sink and then you can turn the lever counter clockwise, sometimes there is plumbers putty that makes it hard to unscrew the lever without taking the nut under the sink off, watch this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc7Q5666yoU


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Is this a free standing tub? If so, you could build a box from the floor or wall then install whatever hardware you want.


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Figured it out! The upstairs bathroom valve controls the outside spigot on the back of the house. The valve in our master bathroom controls the outside spigot on the front of the house. Thanks for all the help and comments.


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We can not tell you where it goes or what it is for specifically. We can tell you what it is, It is a 1/4 turn valve, with it turned parallel to the pipe it is open and with it perpendicular to the pipe it is in the closed position. My guess is it is a cold water feed to another fixture ( hopefully, and not just open ended.) You say it was in the off ...


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This is a faucet that is designed to install from the top only. Price Pfister calls it Top Pfit. The piece you have pictured was probably over tightened, bent, and popped off. Update: It looks like the old name for this was "Twist Pfit" back when they used it for bathroom pfaucets. Top Pfit seems to be a new name they use for kitchen pfaucets. It works ...


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It looks like a gravity toggle. If so it's holes should fit over the lugs of the nut part having its arched part facing down.


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You'll want to mount your disposal so the outlet of the disposal can mate up with the pipe that's connected to the wall. It looks like it's currently positioned pretty close if you mount the disposal on the right. If you want it on the left then you'll probably need to shorten the pipe going into the wall and swing the trap around 180 degrees. The outlet of ...


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From your description, it sounds like maybe the line up in the attic is just insulated by that foam pipe insulation. If it get cold enough out, that will not be enough to keep it from freezing. It might be worthwhile asking who you hired to check it out about that If they could see the pipe, it was not insulated enough, even if it was insulated by that pipe ...


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As others state, fix it before the pipe bursts, and you have expensive water damage, possibly making the house unlivable. Temporarily, you might try putting insulation over the outside of the wall where the pipe runs. You could try following the path of the pipe with a stud finder, though if it's plastic pipe, it might not show. Then make place bats of ...


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It sounds like a chunk of the washer in that valve may have plugged the line. I have seen similar issues with faucets where they won’t turn off all the way, this is usually caused from the rubber seal starting to fail. When you open the valve back up a chunk gets lodged and stops the water flow. The problem may be in the valve or it could have passed ...


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