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Old 11-26-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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Messy Gate Valve replacement


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This is my first post and i am thrilled to find a DIY community online. i have a stuck gate valve and am planning to replace it with a ball type valve.

Since i have copper pipes i tried to mark the locations around the valve to cut. The problem is that the upper end of the valve is very close to a L-shaped joint. I have just about 1/4 inch clearance between the joint and the valve.

How do i cut the pipe and if i manage to somehow cut the pipe, i wont have enough pipe to attache the new valve.

Please advise. Thanks a million in advance.
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Don't cut it off. Drain the water, cut off the lower leg, unsolder the upper leg. Solder a new ball valve to the upper leg. Make up the lower leg with a short piece of pipe and a repair coupling.
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