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Old 04-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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I am replacing a ball valve for my sprinkler vacuum breaker. It is threaded on both ends but one end is leaking. Is there a way to unscrew the valve without cutting the pipe or unsoldering a joint? It is threaded on both end but each end spins a different way to tighten.


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Old 04-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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It's anyone guess as to what you have without a picture.

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The valve on the left is what I need to take off and add Teflon tape. Is there a way to just unscrew it, re tape it, and screw it back on?
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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You asked about this last week...
what became of that conversation?
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You asked about this last week...
what became of that conversation?
Never got an answer! Same job different question. I assume I have to either cut pipe or desolder joint and remove threaded fitting. Re-tape and go from there was just hoping there was an easier way.

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To the left of the ball valve is a coupling. Take two wrenches and take the coupling apart. This will allow you to unscrew the ball valve from the breaker.
I don't know if they sell just the ball valve but you may find one at a large plumbing supply and/or sprinkler supply company....or on-line.

If it was me.....I would separate both couplings next to each ball valve and replace the entire vacuum breaker. The old one should have a model number on it.
You can always look on e-Bay.

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Break the couplings with wrenches on the large nut and the male side of the coupling.
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If you break the unions apart, you can remove the vacuum breaker and valves. then you can do whatever you want to it. Thats the beauty of unions- they allow you to do what you're asking.
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sorry guys i posted wrong pic. The ones up now are of my vacuum breaker
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sorry guys i posted wrong pic. The ones up now are of my vacuum breaker
you have to cut the pipe to thread the valve on or off
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you have to cut the pipe to thread the valve on or off
That's what I thought. Thanks

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