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Old 04-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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leaking valve under the kitchen sink?


i'm no pro, but i can see the future.... it's rather wet. i cant change the valve without shutting the main off. i had my son take a pic cause it's a tight space at the moment. but i don't even want to touch the valve there either!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #2
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leaking valve under the kitchen sink?


i checked to see if i could turn the water heater off since it's only the hot valve under the sink that is leaking. but there is a bunch of plumber goop in the threads from some sort of previous fix preventing me turning the valve without breaking the blue handle. the tank is old anyway. all i need is to turn the water to the hot off.
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i'm no pro, but i can see the future.... it's rather wet. i cant change the valve without shutting the main off. i had my son take a pic cause it's a tight space at the moment. but i don't even want to touch the valve there either!
Looks like your valve is missing the packing nut.
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Looks like your valve is missing the packing nut.
what is it? my cold looks the same... on the tap for the outside

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Looks like your red valve is missing the packing nut.

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what is it? my cold looks the same... on the tap for the outside
It's the nut that tightens the valve stem seal.

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leaking valve under the kitchen sink?


cool. didn't know that. if it turn off the valve for the water heater, can i replace the hot valve under the sink? i'm hoping i can cause i do NOT want to turn off the cruddy main...lol
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cool. didn't know that. if it turn off the valve for the water heater, can i replace the hot valve under the sink? i'm hoping i can cause i do NOT want to turn off the cruddy main...lol
Yes, that should work.

Just make sure you open a hot water faucet (preferably in the basement, if possible) to drain the water lines first.

You should though, probably consider hiring a plumber to fix the main valve, as you never know when you may need to shut it off and you won't have the hot water option.
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Yes, that should work.

Just make sure you open a hot water faucet (preferably in the basement, if possible) to drain the water lines first.

You should though, probably consider hiring a plumber to fix the main valve, as you never know when you may need to shut it off and you won't have the hot water option.
yea, i just hope the blue handle doesn't break. thanks again

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