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cperrinss 07-05-2012 09:48 AM

Rusted valve need help removing
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This valve is for a cold water pipe leading to an outdoor faucet. I can't turn the valve at all due to the rust. I've been trying to remove the rust to see if I can unscrew the handle. But no luck. Any suggestions

plumberinlaw 07-05-2012 09:52 AM

loosen the nut that the stem goes thru, 1/2 turn ought to do it. the 6 sided one not the square one

joecaption 07-05-2012 11:10 AM

I'd remove and replace that whole valve.
That style valve is prone to leaking, having the stems snap off inside, having the gate inside sticking or filling with trash and not shutting off.

cperrinss 07-05-2012 11:17 AM

What would be the best way to remove the valve?

Bondo 07-05-2012 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by cperrinss (Post 958505)
What would be the best way to remove the valve?

Ayuh,... With a tubing cutter...

joecaption 07-05-2012 11:33 AM

You have to shut the water off first, is this a well or city water?

I solder 2, 6" long pieces of copper pipe to the new valve (valve needs to be open when soldering) hold it up to the piping you have now and mark where to cut, make sure to make the cut so there will be about 1/4 of room on each end.
Cut the pipe, clean it with emery cloth, clean the new pipe, add flux and use what's called repair couplings. It's sweat copper couplings with no rib in the middle of them so they can be slide over the tubing. Set everything in place and solder it.
Make sure it's soldered where the handle can be turned.

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