12:06 PM 05/09/2012
Hey all, Plumber says that these handles are no longer code in NYC. He replaced them in the cellar during the pipe replacements, but left them on the water control valves in the bathrooms. Are they OK in the bathrooms then? Thanks, SWR
I don't know the code, but if you're replacing valves or have any doubt about whether an old gate valve (like the one in your picture) is working right you're better off putting in a ball valve.
Gate valves can get stuck and stay open or closed regardless of which way you turn the knob.
1:58 PM 05/09/2012 | 1 Votes
... if the valves in the bathrooms are OK (and you're not renovating) then I'd just leave them alone.
2:44 PM 05/09/2012 | 1 Votes
There is no code pertaining to types of valve handles.
9:48 PM 05/09/2012 | 0 Votes
that plumber saw you coming.
11:51 AM 05/10/2012 | 0 Votes
Can you say Bamboozled?
4:42 PM 05/10/2012 | 0 Votes
So, I probably didn't have to have a new oil tank installed in the basement because black paint is no longer authorized as an oil tank color?
9:47 AM 05/11/2012 | 0 Votes
Egads, you didn't question that? What can I sell you that you don't need?
1:50 PM 05/12/2012 | 0 Votes
The plumber told me that in order to remove the oil tank he would need a special kind of hammer called a water hammer, and he had to special order it. It took 3 weeks to arrive!
10:12 AM 05/16/2012 | 0 Votes
Run Forrest Run!!!!!!
11:45 AM 05/16/2012 | 0 Votes