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Old 04-07-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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A heavy object fell on the handle of the brass ball valve that manually run pasture sprinkler. (Actually horse did it) The handle shut off position is not inline with the ball valve and to turn it off it has to be at a 33 degree angle. Can I take it apart and realign the ball?
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Welcome.

A picture would help so we can see what you're talking about. Thanks.

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The handle is currently in the off position. For me the handle is about a 3rd rotated back. If I was in this position it would open the valve some therefore water is coming out. I can turn it off in the 2/3rd position but it is a pain.
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Did you try to remove the handle and realign it (see example). There is a nut that you remove and handle will come off. You can then try to realign it if it's not to badly bent.

Most can be rebuilt, depending on how it's plumbed (soldered/threaded), it may be easier to replace it. If no soldering skills, they sell sharkbytes, you just cut the pipe and push them on. They work on all types of pipe. Just a suggestion.

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Pics would really help, and anything else you can tell us like, size, mgf, model # if available. Are we sure the stem and ball are not in the correct position and we didn't just rotate the handle beyond a full open or closed position?
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hubedori: From experience- -a lot of times when something hits the handle of a ball valve, the handle can be damaged radially. Under the nut of the valve and made into the handle is a rectangular slot that fits the stem which in turn fits into a slot made into the ball. These slots in the handle can be stressed radially so that the rectangle is does not fit the stem very well. Take the handle off and see if the rectangular slot doesn't look to be a rectangle any more. Sometimes you can put the handle back on in the correct position, tighten the nut down and it will work for a long time. IF not-- new ball valve is in order. The don't cost much more than a new valve and you save on finding a repair kit.
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