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Old 10-07-2015, 02:02 PM   #1
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Greetings.

Can anyone identify these valves? I cannot estimate the age as laundry room position was moved in this house. I also do not know if they are sweat connection vs. compression fitting.

Packing under cold water valve bonnet nut leaks under pressure. I keep these valves off when the washing machine is not in use.

Thanks kindly.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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Without opening the wall your guess is as good as mine could be a sweat connection or threaded. Have you tried using new packing under the packing nut yet?

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Check with a plumbing supply or possibly ACE Hardware and see if they have a new packing stem seal.
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the constant opening and closing of the valve have worn out the packing...if the washer is in the basement open the valve and snug packing if it does not leak leave it open..if it continues to leak as mentioned try to replace packing ..then leave valves open ...turning them on and off really serves no major purpose...
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