Archive for May 5th, 2012

Plumbing Treasure Chest

As part of replacing that frostproof faucet, I had recourse to some tools & hardware that Came With the House: the previous owner had a well-stocked supply of stuff and we bought the place “with contents.”

This box of assorted washers, screws, and tools has already been more than a lifetime supply for one person:

Box of faucet washers and tools

Box of faucet washers and tools

I already had a faucet seat reamer that came in handy in our previous houses and now I have two:

Faucet seat reamer

Faucet seat reamer

The threaded shaft isn’t nearly long enough for a frostproof faucet, but it’s a standard thread and I have enough all-thread rod to cobble up something. When I get around to fixing the other outdoor faucets, I’ll give that a try.

Although I didn’t need a handle puller to dismantle the old valve (this is a staged photo op), it’s been vital elsewhere:

Faucet handle puller

Faucet handle puller

Ya gotta have stuff…

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