Tough time removing zone drain valve.

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Old 11-08-13, 03:33 PM
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Tough time removing zone drain valve.

So I was going to switch out my stem valves on my zones to quarter turn ball valves but had a hell of a time trying to to get the body of the valve to unscrew.
Any tips on other than brute force to unscrew the drains. I am hesitant to use too much brute force because I don't want to bend the pipe and cause a leak somewhere else like at the joint of the fitting.
 
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Old 11-08-13, 03:36 PM
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body of the valve to unscrew.
Hello...

Body to uncrew from where? Is this a threaded valve on each end? Did you have to cut one sice of the zone and now you are trying to turn the valve out?
 
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Old 11-08-13, 03:42 PM
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Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology.
I'm removing this

205F04LF - Matco-Norca 205F04LF - 3/4" Boiler Drain (Lead Free)


And using one of these.



Apparently the 2nd link doesn't work because of the "C" word that was another meaning
 
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Old 11-08-13, 03:58 PM
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What are you using to remove? You need two wrenches if its tight.. You need to hold back on the opposing side of the valve. Either its a threaded tee or a male adapter..

There should be flats on it to hold it back while turning the valve...

Lefty loosy correct?
 

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Old 11-08-13, 04:34 PM
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Hi M3at...

You know we can't remember every picture we look at!

Are you talking about one of these valves?

 
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Yeah the bottom red ones.
 
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Those existing valves have soldered connections. You can't just unscrew the bonnet and screw in a different valve, as you propose. You need to disconnect the soldered connections and solder in the new valve, but it won't be male threaded valve like you pictured.
 
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There is a female adapter that the valve body is threaded into. Unless they soldered the threads, which I've never seen.
 
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There is a female adapter that the valve body is threaded into.
Oh, OK, I stand corrected. Sorry.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 07:39 AM
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Two appropriate sized wrenches... hold the one on the threaded tee fitting to prevent torquing the piping, turn the one on the valve... it will come off if it's threaded. Do you have a torch? Some heat might help if they've used a 'setting type' of pipe dope... of course, don't get it so hot to melt the solder!
 
 

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