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Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!?
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Especially polybutylene and those $hitty fittings!

I have lived in this house for 14.5 years, and without fail, one of the fittings leaks around this time of the year. "No problem, I got Shark Bites" is what I say to Mrs. EndlessH2O, and it usually isn't a problem. Well, this time around, just as I'm cutting into & around the leaking fitting, it occurs to me that the pin hole leak hasn't stopped after shutting off the water in the house. Turns out, after tracing that line, it is on the main line coming into the house. F-Me! Because, it is after 9pm here on the East Coast, the big boxes are closed and I don't have a key to turn off the water at the street. Just finished wrapping the pipe in plumbing tape to at least redirect the leak into a bucket.

Screw this repair, I'ma getting a pro to do it first thing tomorrow!
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [EndlessH2O] [ In reply to ]
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I replaced all my pb pipe over a year ago. I had one my fittings burst, but fortunately I was at home and could turn it off. I sleep better knowing that stuff is gone.
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [EndlessH2O] [ In reply to ]
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I'm confused, mainline comes into the house, then there is a main shut off. Where is your leak?
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [EndlessH2O] [ In reply to ]
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Will a pipe wrench not shut it off at the meter?

Username + this situation = irony

Best of luck!
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [justgeorge] [ In reply to ]
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It sounds like the leak is before the main shut off in the house. Which is why he needs the key to shut it off at the street.
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [justgeorge] [ In reply to ]
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justgeorge wrote:
I'm confused, mainline comes into the house, then there is a main shut off. Where is your leak?

Leak (in elbow fitting attached to main line) is a foot below shut off for house (located in kitchen pantry) in crawl space. If I had a key to turn off the main line that runs into the house from the curb, it would have been fixed by now.
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Re: Have I told ya' how much I hate plumbing!?!? [ryaldela] [ In reply to ]
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ryaldela wrote:
Username + this situation = irony

No irony here...none...what-so-evah.
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