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2016-01-06 23:57:10 Post No. 926106
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I have a leaky faucet in the kitchen. I'm a software engineer by trade, not a plumber. I've been reading up on things, and need three clarifications.
1. The "set screw" to remove the handle, to even get started, it stripped to oblivion. How the hell does someone remove this?
2. Is it enough to shut off the water using the shut-off valves under the sink? Or do I need to shut off the main water to the house? Why?
3. The two shut off valves under the sink are different sizes, and one is stripped too. I use a wrench to turn it, which works half the time. It's bullshit. I want to replace all this, but I need to understand if better technology exists. I've read that ball is better? That having a separate hot/cold knob is better too? Do rich people have to deal with these type of systems? How much would a complete system overhaul cost?