I had a leak in my piping right by an ancient gate valve. So while fixing the leak I replaced the gate valve with a full flow ball valve.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
Here is my submission for the Install a Valve in Existing Pipe - Straw (1 pt) - Plumbing BB.
To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
1 - the piping before you start - before I disconnected the kitchen faucet supply lines
Note: the corroded gate valve allows about 2 gallons of water per hour through the valve and the assembly/connection
to copper is corroded and unlikely to unscrew with damaging the copper so I chose not to remove the ball valve
2 - the project halfway through - gate valve installed and closed (no more leaking cold water)
3 - the finished project - reassembled :)
4 - the backside of the assembly showing corrosion on the Gate valve and closed ball valve
Co-Steward of a Natural Burial Cemetery in south-central Washington State