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From the side view I can see it has a packing nut. Who ever originally installed the valve should have known to check the packing nut to be sure it was tight. You can probably remove and clean the handle with a wire brush and also tighten the packing nut under the handle. Check the valve in a couple days for moisture. If there is moisture the valve should be ...


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Arts and crafts , NO it was a messed up drain The only option is to have the drain line and trap below the bottom of the sink.


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The iron handle is rusting. The actual valve and stem it is on is brass and not rusting. It replaces the way you mention in comment.


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The cadmium ( possibly zinc) coating has corroded off the steel handle ; this was caused by being wet. It should be easy enough to replace the handle although you may need to buy a similar valve just to get a handle . To clean the rust and coat the old handle you will need to remove the handle anyway. By taking the old handle with you to a store , you should ...


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You can replace the handle but you've probably have to take it off a new valve that you'd buy. No reason to do that though, just wire brush the valve and throw a little rust remover on it. That's the main shutoff and there could have been a leak above it ,maybe on another faucet, that just ran down the pipe before or after the insulation was added. So clean ...


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Yellow construction screws are commonly zinc chromate plating over a steel screw. They are softer than drywall screws and work better in structural applications. They are stronger and take stress better than hardened and brittle drywall screws. They are not suitable for wet applications, such as decks, and if the zinc chromate plating gets chipped or ...


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"yellow zinc" is probably zinc chromate, it's a rust preventative plating, but I wouldn't like to bet on its longevity in a damp location in contact with brass. Spend an extra few dollars for brass, or brass plated, screws.


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Based on your information 3/4-18 is “English” or sae pipe is measured by inside diameter the number of threads is 18 threads per inch this is a “fine” pitched adapter as normal threads are 14tpi . It is not metric so you need a 3/4-18 adapter some will just say 3/4 fine.


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