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I went to an emergency call this weekend analyzed the customers problem which included pulling the master toilet.I reset the toilet and was about to leave when I decide the packing nut needs a 1/4 turn.The stop blows off and hits me with a full stream :eek:What did I do next?
 

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They were outside grilling for the big playoff party .The new flat screen and sound system were directly below the bathroom.:help:
 

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I went to an emergency call this weekend analyzed the customers problem which included pulling the master toilet.I reset the toilet and was about to leave when I decide the packing nut needs a 1/4 turn.The stop blows off and hits me with a full stream :eek:What did I do next?
Calmly drag up and slowly sneak out the front door:laughing:

I have had something similar happen to me. Ended up taking my channel locks and pinching the end of the copper shut so I could go to the main shut off.
 

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Fortunately the guy finally heard me yelling and shut off the water.Everything turned out OK ,but it was a soldered valve that was only soldered on the face how it held for as long as it did I'll never know.
 

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Thats a good Idea Ilplumber.

I had this happen to me a month ago. I was called in for a toilet leak at the base. Turns out it was the supply flex on the 3/8" side. I think "hmmn I'll just tighten it a bit and see what happens"...

Well, the stop broke in half and I hardly put any pressure on it. Luckily the HO was standing there and new how to shut his water off. I palmed it to minimize the flood.

I keep channel locks in my back pocket... Wish I would have thought about pinching it off...


Anyways, I now take a sharkbite cap with me whan I decide to play with angle stops :) I'm scarred fro life!
 

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i have had that happen before, it sucked big time. Talk about something that could make you look like a rooky. That would do it. Nice idea about the sharkbite Smells.
 
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