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    Home for lunch, from a small job of remounting a toilet that was leaking from base. This is a 3 year old townhome in a relatively expensive part of town. When I went to shut off the water, I noticed a pvc push on stop. Well not having worked with these worthless hunks of junk before, I proceeded to try to turn the darn thing off, but the handle kept turning in my hand (are you laughing already????). Hell, not until I looked them up on the web that I discovered that you "push for ON and pull for OFF". Not only do they push on, but they really push on! or visa versa..........

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    Re: I feel like such a nucklehead

    Originally posted by JeffH View Post
    Home for lunch, from a small job of remounting a toilet that was leaking from base. This is a 3 year old townhome in a relatively expensive part of town. When I went to shut off the water, I noticed a pvc push on stop. Well not having worked with these worthless hunks of junk before, I proceeded to try to turn the darn thing off, but the handle kept turning in my hand (are you laughing already????). Hell, not until I looked them up on the web that I discovered that you "push for ON and pull for OFF". Not only do they push on, but they really push on! or visa versa..........
    Ha...not too bad...we call that a Senior moment in time!!!
    Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
    You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

    Derek

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    • #3
      Re: I feel like such a nucklehead

      Brain Fart. Been there done that...

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      • #4
        Re: I feel like such a nucklehead

        try figuring out some of the new faucet handles. prying off the little button to find out it doesn't have a screw under it

        some of the grohe are snap on handles, some deltas are a combination estucion/ handle, others are set screws and others are a mystery

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: I feel like such a nucklehead

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          try figuring out some of the new faucet handles. prying off the little button to find out it doesn't have a screw under it

          some of the grohe are snap on handles, some deltas are a combination estucion/ handle, others are set screws and others are a mystery

          rick.
          Been there....often. Danze faucets are my favorite. It seems no 2 faucets disassemble the same way.

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          • #6
            Re: I feel like such a nucklehead

            Don't worry. Been there before. Rebuilt a toilet one time and had a steady leak at the tank. Hmmm, brand new everything, what gives. After taking everything apart for the 3rd time, I saw there were 2 tank to toilet washers stuck together by grease. They were so thin I never picked up on it.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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