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Old 07-12-2010, 03:23 PM
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Ever seen or used one of these?

I've seen this on craigslist for a while. Looks interesting and would be neat to try out. Anyone seen or used before?

http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/1837836415.html
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:29 PM
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Seen them for years, never used one. Bread balls are cheaper! Except under pressure.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:34 PM
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I know plumbers that swear by them. They love them as long as they don't have to mess around with a lot of soldering. Then they get a little tense - hoping that it'll hold until the job is done.

It is neat, but I'm not sure how often I'd use it though. My King Siphon hand pump is always by my side.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:13 PM
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Bread balls are cheaper!
Bread stuffed in there really does work!!!!

If you need to stop a slow leak while you solvent weld the pipe or solder, stuff it full of bread.


Once you turn the water back on, it dissolves.

Now keeping bread on the truck when you need it, is another problem....
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:30 PM
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Bread guy here too.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:38 PM
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For those that do not know....

In a lot of old houses here, the water shutoff hasn't been touched in years or decades even. They do not shut off the water completely, so the bread ball trick keeps the drips from interfering with sweating fittings.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:46 PM
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The cheaper the bread the better it works.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:56 PM
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Some of you guys don't have shut offs in the basements or crawlspaces. I could see this working well for taking out an old gate valve from an older home where you can't get the whole house shut off to close down. Instead of trying to jack around with a 60 year old curb stop valve that maybe nobody can find, this may do the trick. But I would be scared to try it and have it fail and then not be able to close off the water supply.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:23 PM
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Ever try it DanaMac?
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:28 PM
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Ive had a couple jobs recently that I have been thinking about using bread on. Have yall ever had problems with it jamming in a valve after pressure up or anything?

It just doesnt feel natural to shove anything in the line.
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