Hot Water Radiator Valve Leaking at Stem


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Old 10-21-05, 06:51 PM
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Hot Water Radiator Valve Leaking at Stem

Hey all.

I have a slow but persistent leak at the stem of a 3/4" valve on a forced circulation hot water radiator. I've tried the lazy fix of finding a position in the turning radius where the leak stops, no luck.

I'm wondering if these valves have, what would be the equivalent of a "cartridge" in a faucet valve, or if i will have to replace the entire assembly (which i would like to try to avoid).

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers!
 
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Old 10-21-05, 06:54 PM
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Leaking valve

These valves can usually be re-packed. Go to your local plumbing supply house & get some valve packing. They can tell you how to do it.
 
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Old 10-21-05, 06:58 PM
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Thanks!

Grady,

Thanks a bunch for the information!

Now here's hoping I don't crack the thing with my channel locks tomorrow!

Thanks again!
 
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Old 10-21-05, 07:13 PM
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Thumbs down Channel locks

Please use a wrench, even an adjustable is better than pliers. Good luck.
 
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Old 10-21-05, 07:15 PM
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This may be a silly question but have you tried tighening the packing nut yet? Just a 1/4 turn at a time until the leak stops. Good luck.
 
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Old 10-21-05, 07:25 PM
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Thanks Dragon

I sometimes make presumptions not in evidence.
 
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Old 10-22-05, 08:59 AM
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Thanks to both of you.

Dragon!

Not a silly question at all, as it turns out....

doh!

Problem solved!

Thanks again to you both
 
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Old 10-22-05, 09:18 AM
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Glad to be of assistance. Sometimes the simple things are overlooked. It's a shame though that you didn't get to learn how to pack a valve LOL.
 
 

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