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Old 04-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Packing material for plastic valve


Hi,

I am wondering if I can use graphite packing string on a plastic hot water cutoff valve (the original packing (seemingly a plastic washer) has disintegrated).

If not, would you have other suggestions? (the valve will be a big job to replace and I don't have the time at the moment).

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JD

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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the valve will be a big job to replace and I don't have the time at the moment)
Find the time.

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Plastic valves are not designed to be repaired/repacked (not residential ones anyway). They are also not very reliable. Replace the thing with a metal, full-port ball valve.
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save yourself the trouble.....replace the valve...ben sr
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Its faster to replace the valve than it is to screw around with the packing which will not work anyway, so whats the point? If you are that busy, hire a professional plumber and have them do it.
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