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Old 10-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there was a quick fix to this problem I am facing or if the valve needs to be replaced. The main valve leading to the house is a gate valve, and although I've turned it completely clockwise, it is not turning off. I've tried turning it counterclockwise, clockwise, and every other method, but to no avail. The handle is not having trouble turning, it's just not turning off the water supply to the house.

Another thing about this gate valve is that according to vendor specs (from red white valve company), it's supposed to be a non-rising stem gate valve, but the stem pops open. Is this natural? I'm thinking its time to replace it, but was wondering if anybody had a better idea. Thanks!
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Replace with a full port ball valve. Water needs to be shut off at the street.

A plumber might freeze the pipe below the valve to replace it.

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Gate valves after a few years never work.
And that's nuts to have in out in the yard like that. It would have looked so much better and less likely to freeze under the house.
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Replace with a full port ball valve. Water needs to be shut off at the street.

A plumber might freeze the pipe below the valve to replace it.
Ayuh,.... Agreed,... 1/4 turn ball valve is the way to go,.....

You can do a wet swap, I've done it with furrel fitting ball valves,...

With the Shark-bite types available now a days, it'd be a piece of cake...

Open the valve, cut the pipe, slip on the valve, 'n close it....
Then you can relax, 'n finish the house side...

You'll get wet, but it ain't that bad, at all...
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gate might of unscrewed from the stem and can you shut the street off then crack the gate nut to pull the inside out.....soak it with some WD40 and use a large adjustable to break the nut loose...maybe
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time to replace it ....shut off water in install full port ball valve....ben sr
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Twice in my life I installed a valve 'live'---not a good thing to do unless there is no other option---
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To all reading this post now and in future,,,,shut off water all homeowners ...

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