NIBCO shutoff leaking


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Old 03-08-12, 10:09 AM
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NIBCO shutoff leaking

The cold water supply line shutoff valve that leads to my hot water heating coil on my oil fired burner is leaking from the handle shaft. It is a NIBCO Classic Pro. I did a little research online and it looks like they do not make these anymore per the following service bulletin.

www.nibco.com/showFile.do?fileId=6850

They listed a repair kit but I cannot find it anywhere online except for ebay:

3 NEW NIBCO BONNET TRIM ASSEMBLIES T090640 FOR 1/2"-3/4" CLASSIC PRO HOSE BIBS on eBay!

I dont trust ebay parts as I had a bad experience with ebay.

I was at home depot and they have a Mueller valve that looks identical except for the red handle. (NIBCO one is blue). Does anyone know if I can buy the mueller and unscrew the Bonnet trim assembly and put it on the NIBCO? Thanks
 
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Old 03-08-12, 12:08 PM
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Some of our units had Nibco products in them and we replace them with other brands when they break, they are not durable.
 
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Old 03-08-12, 12:38 PM
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Did you try tightening the packing nut?
 
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Old 03-08-12, 12:46 PM
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I emailed NIBCO and they are sending me a replacement.... guess it is really guaranteed for life... problem solved! Glad that I dont need to cut and sweat on a new valve.
 
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Old 03-08-12, 12:52 PM
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Nice! I'd replace it with the same brand for no cost.

I wonder if my cheap boss (the actual landlord) looked into whether the stuff we replaced had a similar warranty....
 
 

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