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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a valve in an existing plumbing pipe.  Often a house is plumbed in a curious way that leaves something to be desired.  Like a valve!  Let's install one!

Here's one where they're replacing an existing valve:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install or replace a valve that is part of a plumbing system
  - solder, pex, crimp, etc is fine as long as it's a permanent installation

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the piping before you start
  - the project halfway through
  - the finished project
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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.
Valve-that-s-older-than-me.jpg
Valve that's older than me
Valve that's older than me
Valve-on-the-floor-with-some-parts-and-tools.jpg
Valve on the floor with some parts and tools
Valve on the floor with some parts and tools
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Random photo
Random photo
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New full flow ball valve
New full flow ball valve
Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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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

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before
before
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during
during
3.JPG
after-valve open
after-valve open
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after from different perspective - valve closed
after from different perspective - valve closed
Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete, along with your new plumbing air badge!

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