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TOPIC: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance

Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #20874

Was this a home inspection? Is that a bit beyond the SOP, I am not faulting you, but what if it broke?


GAWD NO, this is my own home's flood control.
I would never do more than open the pit lid by the handle-

and note the top of a manual/ or automatic valve -

from there, i would either write: ask present owner if regular maintenance or repairs had been performed.

Or i would point out the maintenance needs and suggest a qualified sewer contractor do an evaluation coupled with a camera and rodding of the waste line to street.

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Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #20876

Here is the pit they put it in towards front of my basement.

Not easy to get to,--- not rushing to break up concrete and replace- which is what every plumber wants to do instead of repairing it-

Most are afraid to damage the brass parts.  I however was considering it beyond its serviceable lifetime, but now it seems the sewer gods may be smiling upon me....

there is a possibility it can be reworked a bit, like an old harley..lol
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Home Inspection in Chicago land area and surrounding suburbs
Serving Chicago, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Harwood Heights, Norridge, River Grove, Park Ridge and surrounding areas.

Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #20879

That's an easy fix--duct tape!!! ;D ::)

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Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #20888

Great pictures :) How old is that?

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Dominic Maricic
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Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #20937

It had to have been put in before 69, might have been earlier in late 50's.

They are supposed to be opened and closed once or twice a year- i dont think anyone did this for a loong time, before i inherited the problem...  By then the gasket was worn away the bolts rusted or removed at some point.  I had a hard time finding info on this thing.
                                 

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Re: JAY R SMITH MANUAL INLINE SHUT OFF VALVE PICTURES- Deferred maintenance 12 years 2 months ago #21004

Cool :D

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