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Old 04-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Water leak from a valve


I found water is leaking from an very old rusty valve, it's a washing machine used valve, see the link to the picture, the leaking is from underneath the blue switch in the middle:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202369988

Is there any chemical can stop this kind of leaking or I have to replace it all? The whole pipe system are very old, I'm afraid I will break other valves when turn them on and off while I replace this valve.
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Water leak from a valve


Needs to be replaced.
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those can be rebuilt if you can get the repair kit. just a few o-rings
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those can be rebuilt if you can get the repair kit. just a few o-rings
You mean change those black rubber rings inside?

I still need to unmount it from the pipe, right?

Will those strong epoxy stuff work for this kind of leak?
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You don't even want to try to epoxy it - that's like putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound. Either rebuild or replace as suggested. I understand what you're saying about possibly finding/causing other problems while making the repair but guess what? If you find them, fix them, easy as that. :-)
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