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Old 05-16-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Angle Stops-- Replaceable Seals


All of the angle stops in my house, serving toilets, sinks, etc do not seal when closed. Do these have replaceable seals like regular gate valves (round black rubber thing held at the end of steam with a brass screw)?

I'd pull one out to see, but my main house valve is a gate valve and it also does not seal. Should I go ahead and replace my main house valve with a ball valve or shut it off outside and replace that seal? Seems like I have to do this every time I go to use the house valve...

Finally, one of my hose bibs has a broken off seal retaining screw. The rim that holds the seal is also broken (50 year old house). The bib is a barrett. Any chance that I can get a replacement stem for it? I have dug around in a couple of hardware stores and have been unable to find an exact replacement. That screw probably won't come out.

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
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Angle Stops-- Replaceable Seals


The first thing I would do is get a new ball valve on the main. then when you have that you can shut the water off to do the other work. Depending on the angle stops you might be able to get new parts. If they are brasscraft then They make repair kits or you just buy new valves and steal the stems from them complete.

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