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smoyi 01-17-2013 04:02 AM

Urgent! How to fix this tap
 
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Both taps are connected to the washing machine. I was going to turn off the water to fix the washing machine, but found out that the hot water tap (on the left of picture) cannot be turned off. I tried to screw it, but it's so hard to do.

Much appreciated if anyone could help.

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prateekgupta 01-17-2013 05:02 AM

its due to water hardening
 
Hi, this is a common problem with tap being not operated frequently; as heated water causes cabonate and sulphate to be deposited. Its the time to change its valve or you can apply little hammer and try to rotate it

oh'mike 01-17-2013 06:40 AM

I agree---That is a threaded pipe---replace the valve---use a 1/4 turn ball valve

smoyi 01-17-2013 06:43 AM

Thanks for your response, but it's so hard to rotate it.. just need to keep trying I guess


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Originally Posted by prateekgupta (Post 1095466)
Hi, this is a common problem with tap being not operated frequently; as heated water causes cabonate and sulphate to be deposited. Its the time to change its valve or you can apply little hammer and try to rotate it


smoyi 01-17-2013 06:47 AM

I know nothing about plumbing, but I am sure that I should be able to get the turn ball valve from the shop.. Thanks..

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1095480)
I agree---That is a threaded pipe---replace the valve---use a 1/4 turn ball valve


prateekgupta 01-17-2013 06:53 AM

apply little hammer
 
just knock the valve from all directions with some light weight hammer and then rotate

Javiles 01-17-2013 08:08 AM

As your tapping and turning start praying that the plumbing behind the wall is in good shape and well secured, have a back up plan..

joecaption 01-17-2013 11:08 AM

Have the main water supply shut off and relieve the pressure on the line by opening up a faucet before working on this!!!

Going to need two wrenchs, one to hold the pipe and one to turn the valve.

jagans 01-17-2013 01:57 PM

Turn off the water at the main. Remove the supplies to the washer. Cut the escutchen with your trusty dremmel tool. Put a pipe wrench on the nipple, remove the valve and throw it as far as you can into the landfill. Install new ball valves, and new braided washing machine supplies. I have never seen those clear supply hoses, nor would I ever use them.

smoyi 01-17-2013 04:14 PM

Thanks all for your response. I am going to try again today. Wasn't successfully yesterday.

joecaption 01-17-2013 04:37 PM

Those lines are way under sized and are sure to fail at some point.
Go back and add your location to your profile.
This may not be the US I've never seen a washer hooked up that way before.

jagans 01-17-2013 05:47 PM

There is no try Grasshopper, there is only do.

oh'mike 01-17-2013 07:38 PM

This member is from 'Down Under' (Australia) which will explain the unusual plumping lines---

jagans 01-17-2013 10:09 PM

Is that kind of hose used in Australia a lot? I'm surprised you aren't "Down Under" the water, most of the time.

TheEplumber 01-17-2013 11:12 PM

Looks like grey PB... I hear some people still use it


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