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Old 04-20-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Rebuild old water shutoff valves


I have some old water shut offs that need seals. For the packing nut washer and the washer on the end of the valve stem are those a certain standard size? I tried looking for them at Home Depot but I didn't see anything.
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There is no "standard size".
Replace them with ball valves and never have them leak or fail again.
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Ace hardware ( at least the one nearest me ) is 10 times better for plumbing supplies than any box store I've been in.
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Ace hardware ( at least the one nearest me ) is 10 times better for plumbing supplies than any box store I've been in.
I agree. When it comes to packing and such- Ace is the place......
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Okay will try them. They were closed today.
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Repacking valves?? My Lord, I haven't done that (or even thought about it) since I was in the Navy 40 years ago.
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Never rebuild shut-off valves! Replace with new quarter turn valves and never have to think about them again. Really.
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It's on old galvanized pipe I don't want to replace is my only concern on why I want to repack. It's shutoffs in my basement for pipe that goes to second floor. I know I will have to replace some day but I have good water pressure so that is an expense I am trying to avoid for now
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Get this http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281312892631?lpid=82
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Teflon stem packing rope, new bibb washer (maybe a screw too), new faucet cap washer and a faucet reseating tool and you will be able to fix the valves. I rebuild inline stop valves all the time. I thought by "shut off valve" you were referring to under sink shut offs.
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Do the inline valves use a particular size washer you can point me to online?
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Do the inline valves use a particular size washer you can point me to online?
No standard size. Purchase a multi-size selection with screws and the teflon stem packing at any plumbing supply store.
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