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Hi,
Please someone help me with this. I have used wd-40 before
but not for water joints. I am trying to remove my hotwater
valve below the kitchen sink. First there was the mineral
deposit from probably very slight drips because i never felt any
water there, anyways I brushed that away and now it's clear enough
where all I can see is the teflon tape used to help secure the joint.
I cannot get it loose, I'm afraid of course to break it but was
wondering if I could spray with the wd-40. My concern is it getting
into the pipe itself. If it did, is it dangerous, plus I would be spraying just
a tiny amt I just need a little leverage to loosen the thing.
Sorry for the long winded post but half the time I have no idea
what I should be asking :wink: thanks for your help.
 

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Hi,
Please someone help me with this. I have used wd-40 before
but not for water joints. I am trying to remove my hotwater
valve below the kitchen sink. First there was the mineral
deposit from probably very slight drips because i never felt any
water there, anyways I brushed that away and now it's clear enough
where all I can see is the teflon tape used to help secure the joint.
I cannot get it loose, I'm afraid of course to break it but was
wondering if I could spray with the wd-40. My concern is it getting
into the pipe itself. If it did, is it dangerous, plus I would be spraying just
a tiny amt I just need a little leverage to loosen the thing.
Sorry for the long winded post but half the time I have no idea
what I should be asking :wink: thanks for your help.
I don't see how this could be "dangerous," but make sure the valve is shut off before you attempt this. I would recommend getting a bigger wrench for leverage.
 

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Picture posted. I'ts the one on the left it's been closed for a long time
but trying to add the dishwasher. The other on the right goes to the sink.
I do not have a lot of space under there to really go at it and so far it will
not budge.
 

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Picture posted. I'ts the one on the left it's been closed for a long time
but trying to add the dishwasher. The other on the right goes to the sink.
I do not have a lot of space under there to really go at it and so far it will
not budge.
If possible, I would recommend you unscrewing the handle and that would allow your wrench greater travel/better leverage on that pug.
 

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I don't see how this could be "dangerous," but make sure the valve is shut off before you attempt this. I would recommend getting a bigger wrench for leverage.
I've had it shut off a couple days now as I soaked the joint
with a piece of rag dipped in vinegar to help remove the stuck
on stuff so no hot water in that sink right now. Thanks for your
help.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Very difficult to use the red one because of the lack of
room and yes I tried with the valve open so little more
room with fear of hot water :)
omg one little thing kicking my btt.:furious:
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Got it:wink: didn't have to use the wd-40.
Thanks for all the suggestions was just
afraid to apply the pressure I guess. Used
another tool and now it's like, what was that
all about lol.
Thanks all.
 
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