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Old 10-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Sticking water turnoff valve on toilet


I need to drain the water out of the toilet in order to install a new flusher unit. The water shutoff valve is stuck; probably corroded. It will not budge. I've tried oil and a hammer. Any suggestions?


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I figured guys like you and Joe Montana would just pay someone to do these things?

You can try loosening the packing nut behind the handle - I'm guessing it was over-tightened at some point. But that valve's been under some serious stress already (a hammer?!?!). You're probably better off replacing the shut off valve.

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Ishmael:
Thanks for the lighthearted reply. Yes; hammer. I will probably call a plumber because I don't want a shower to erupt in the bathroom. I'm also good at dancing.
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I figured guys like you and Joe Montana would just pay someone to do these things?

You can try loosening the packing nut behind the handle - I'm guessing it was over-tightened at some point. But that valve's been under some serious stress already (a hammer?!?!). You're probably better off replacing the shut off valve.
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Why call a plumber just yet. Turn the mains off. Replace with a new valve if it requires screw on and you are set. It,s another matter if it needs solder. Kp
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I had the same problem in my 1/2 bath. I ended up just shutting off the main and replacing the valve - it only took about 20 minutes (Yes I took my time because i rarely plumb).
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