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Old 05-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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I am working on adding a refrigerator line from the plumbing under my sink. I thought it would be as easy as removing the current valve and replacing with another. I cannot get the old valve off. How does it come off? Any ideas to make it cone off easier? I would like to keep the nut on and simply screw the new valve on. Is that possible? I am trying to post photos from my iPhone, but having problems...

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Trying to replace this shutoff valve...


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I am working on adding a refrigerator line from the plumbing under my sink. I thought it would be as easy as removing the current valve and replacing with another. I cannot get the old valve off. How does it come off? Any ideas to make it cone off easier? I would like to keep the nut on and simply screw the new valve on. Is that possible? I am trying to post photos from my iPhone, but having problems...
well when we get a picture you will get an answer....

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Okay, hold the current valve with a wrench, and get another wrench on the nut behind the valve and turn it clockwise. It should unscrew and leave the nut and ferrule on the pipe.
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Okay, hold the current valve with a wrench, and get another wrench on the nut behind the valve and turn it clockwise. It should unscrew and leave the nut and ferrule on the pipe.
yep do just that
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Okay, hold the current valve with a wrench, and get another wrench on the nut behind the valve and turn it clockwise. It should unscrew and leave the nut and ferrule on the pipe.
Yep. Tried that until I felt I'd either break my arm or the pipe which made me think i was doing something wrong. I'm going to use white vinegar and maybe some type of lubricant to see if that helps.
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Are you turning the valve clockwise or the nut?


Facing the valve, the nut should turn clockwise in order to remove the valve. If you're trying to unscrew the valve, hold the nut and turn the valve counterclockwise.

Also, what size wrenches are you using? Sometimes you might need a bigger one if it's been overtightened.
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If youre leaving the old nut and ferrul on the line its been my experiance anyway to wrap the new valve with some teflon tape before threading it onto the old nut.
Saves fighting with a drip from slightly mismatched parts.
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Fingernails and hands to clean, not qualified to do this type of work call a plumber.

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