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Ball valve not able to control flow?

I'd use a needle valve: With this you get good flow control. Ball valves are excellent for on/off control, but for fine flow control they're very inaccurate because most of the useful positions are ...
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Ball valve not able to control flow?

Actually, you can probably control flow better with a ball valve since the handle gives a visual indication of it's position: Fully closed, 1/4 open, 1/2 open, 3/4 open, fully open. (There are ...
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Supply stop / valve crooked piece - dangerous?

According to the manufacturer, that part is called the Stopcap and it limits the handle rotation to 90°. Simply tapping it back into place is the solution to the problem. However, this might not ...
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Supply stop / valve crooked piece - dangerous?

That collar has been cross threaded. It might have been done at the factory because that's not something that the installer would be undoing. They might be tightening it up but that's all. You might ...
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Toilet water supply pipe cover rusted in place

Careful probing with a chisel, or gentle tapping with same, will remove the rust. Along with a good rub with glasspaper to remove all remaining rust. Then you'll be able to lift the cowl to reveal ...
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Toilet water supply pipe cover rusted in place

Likely it is galvanized steel pipe and the zinc was removed by cutting threads. So the bare steel rusted, it is primarily a cosmetic problem. Can't be sure from the photo but it is possibly chrome ...
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How do I remove my tub diverter?

I used a "shower valve socket wrench" to remove the valve from the wall. My wrench size was 31/32".
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Graphite packing rope squeezes out between valve stem and packing nut

Just in case, make sure you're wrapping the packing 'rope/string' in the same direction as the packing nut screws on. Otherwise as you screw the nut onward to tighten it, you're unscrewing the packing ...
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