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Old 03-03-2013, 10:09 PM   #31
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That valve will probably have to be replaced. You can try and take it apart and rebuild it. I don't know if that will help. It looks pretty shot. Best to go with a new ball valve. it's up to you. Want to go with new one or try rebuilding old one?

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I can probably borrow from some friends to get the job done, I should invest in some because we bought this house to fix it up and there is a hell of a lot to do!!
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That valve will probably have to be replaced. You can try and take it apart and rebuild it. I don't know if that will help. It looks pretty shot. Best to go with a new ball valve. it's up to you. Want to go with new one or try rebuilding old one?
New, what types of tools would you recommend for home use?? I know that's a dumb question but like I said I got a lot of things to do! Build deck, redo wood floors, tile my kitchen and bathroom floors, recarpet all bed rooms etc etc.........
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Personally, I would go with a ball valve. Has a handle on it instead of a wheel. You need one with a female thread on both ends. Do you know what size? can't tell by picture, but it looks like 1/2 in or 3/4 in? Make sure you get right size.
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Personally, I would go with a ball valve. Has a handle on it instead of a wheel. You need one with a female thread on both ends. Do you know what size? can't tell by picture, but it looks like 1/2 in or 3/4 in? Make sure you get right size.
1/2 everything I have been fixing has been has been that way. I will take it apart and take it into the store.
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Great. That's your best bet - then you will get the right one.
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Do you know how to remove bad valve? Hopefully there is an isolation valve you can turn off so you won't have to turn the water off to whole house.
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Do you know how to remove bad valve? Hopefully there is an isolation valve you can turn off so you won't have to turn the water off to whole house.
The only one I know of shuts the entire house water off, I wouldn't think it would take too long but who knows!
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When do you plan to do the project? While your at the home improvement store, along with the 1/2 threaded female ball valve, get some teflon tape and pipe dope for the threads - use both.
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When do you plan to do the project? While your at the home improvement store, along with the 1/2 threaded female ball valve, get some teflon tape and pipe dope for the threads - use both.
I have tape and I will probably do it in the morning.
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Removing that valve can be tricky. Look for a uinion, or quick disconnect, which is a big looking nut. Do you have one of those? Post a pic of it if you do.
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When do you plan to do the project? While your at the home improvement store, along with the 1/2 threaded female ball valve, get some teflon tape and pipe dope for the threads - use both.
First thing in the a.m and I have thread tape.
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Tape is good, I would also use pipe dope as well just to make sure. Just a suggestion. You don't want it to leak or drip after all that work.
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I don't see anything else. As far as a big but I dont have any light down there though right now.
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ok bro. Just want to make sure you have an idea how to remove that valve. That pipe has to be taken apart somewhere so you can unscrew that valve and screw the new one on. When plumbers did this they would put a union or quick disconnect for this purpose. You can't just unscrew that valve like it is. This is where it can be tricky. If there is no union, the pipe will have to be cut about a foot or so from valve, then you can remove old valve and install new ball valve. You will need to rethread pipe you cut, get another piece of male threaded pipe (both ends at lowes or hd) for the other end of new ball valve, take the piece you cut off with you, and try to get one the same size, get a union and then join the two pipes together. etc. You won't have a lot of room to play with, so make measurements as precise as possible. Too long no good, or if it's too short it's no good. Check out link on last/most recent post I sent you. That's where you would need a master plumber, he would have all the tools for the job. Just make sure you think it through before attempting anything. You never know what may happen. You are dealing with really old pipes there, not pex or copper.

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