Originally Posted by AQualityPlumber
For cranking this nut, there is a special wrench for torquing the nut. You will only find it at the plumbing supply house. I also have a 24" pair of knipex channel locks that will expand and do a great job at tightening a nut this big. Only down fall is the channel lock is about $100.
Thank you for all this info. I'm nervous to call a plumber in my area as I'm not so sure many know what they are doing. In fact, I had a licensed plumber to install a Watts Regulator. Once at my house, he told me I didn't purchase the correct regulator with the correct endings. After he told me that, I didn't want him touching my plumbing. A week later, I installed the regulator. This is the same person who suggested I use a flex pipe on the shower drain.
Prior to this plumber, I called another popular (and very expensive) outfit to install a new water hose bib that burst. The valve of the old one was inside the wall (had opening for access). The one he installed stuck out 4 inches inside my basement and leaked within a year. I fixed it this summer.
So, with all that said, I don't have high hopes anyone in my area has the know how to understand your fix. Sad thing is, BOTH plumbers I used were recommended by folks I know.
I don't know much about plumbing, so not sure I could do either of these jobs unless I watched a How To video, or had some links to the parts I need. Could you point me to some info on your options?