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Old 10-20-2015, 06:28 PM   #1
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Replace packing on this valve?


I have a hot water heater cold water supply shutoff valve that is leaking from the valve stem. This is an old NIBCO (globe?) valve. I've tightened the packing (smaller) nut a few times but it eventually leaks again. I've attached a pic. Does this look like the type of valve that I should be able to easily remove the packing nut and put a new gasket in? When we eventually get a new HWH within a few years we'll replace the entire valve with a ball valve, but I'd like to stop the leak for now without having to get a plumber out here just to solder on a new valve. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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Good luck with a that idea, time for a new ball valve.
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Should be simple. You don't even need to turn off the water main. Turn valve off. Hold the handle and loosen the nut off. Remove handle and leave valve in place. Remove nut. Install new packing and nut.

Use teflon packing string.

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Good luck with a that idea, time for a new ball valve.
I appreciate the reply, Joe, but I'd like to understand why it's not a good idea in this case. I've replaced the packing gasket on angle stop valves, for example, and had no problem with that.
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Main reason is why a do a job twice.
Gate and globe valves always mess up and do not shut off totaly.
So you stop the dripping, then what, it still will not cut off the flow of water.
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