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Kurt123 09-05-2010 02:28 PM

Supply valve to bath faucet doesn't stop water
 
I just moved into a house (built in 60s) and was about to replace a bathroom faucet. When I tried to turn off the faucet's hot and cold water supply valves, no matter how much I turned them, the cold water still ran fully and the valve started dripping slightly. The hot water slowed to a crawl but never fully stopped.

I suspect I should replace the supply valves with new ones? If so, I have a question about the shutting off the main water supply: We have a gas tank water heater. Next to it is the main water supply valve, a cold water supply valve, and the gas supply valve. Can I just turn off the main water supply valve or do I need to turn off the gas supply valve as well?

Thanks.

Rambo 09-05-2010 09:24 PM

just turn off the main and if possible open the lowest fixture....

the_man 09-05-2010 09:48 PM

and when the system is drained, screw on a couple new stops so that you can shut it off when that glacier bay faucet leaks


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