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Old 12-09-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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dripping from water shut off valve underneath the toilet


I had to replace fill valve cap in my toilet tank as water was continuously running from it. It stopped after I replaced the cap but while doing this I had to shut off the water supply to tank. While turing back on the water suppy, I noticed water started dripping from it. Is there anything I could do to stop it.

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Old 12-09-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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It is very likely leaking from the "packing nut". It is the nut that surrounds the stem of the valve. Often, giving it a very slight tightening with a Crescent wrench will stop the drip. Don't go too hog wild, or you'll bust something and flood your place. Just a little snugging is what you're aiming to do.


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Here's an article on that topic:

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sometimes when you turn those back on, they will drip if you open the valve all the way, try closing it a quarter turn. Then do the packing nut tighten, then turn your water off and replace the valve.
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Thanks for the suggestions. It really helped me. I will folllow the direction. Thanks again .
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