Pressure Reducing Valve - Lock Nut


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Old 10-21-14, 07:05 AM
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Pressure Reducing Valve - Lock Nut

Hello all,

I have a B&G pressure reducing valve on my system - the kind where you need to loosen the lock nut before you adjust the screw to adjust pressure. Just my luck, I went to adjust yesterday and the lock nut is fairly stripped. I have tried oiling it up but cannot get it to budge whatsoever. Can I just (carefully) cut off the old nut and just throw on a new 13mm lock nut to replace?

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http://i.imgur.com/AEUrHlK.jpg
 
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Old 10-21-14, 08:45 AM
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Did you try vise grips??

A small monkey wrench will work too..

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vise grips did the trick (a little oil and heat didn't hurt either). thanks!
 
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Old 10-22-14, 12:45 PM
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Glad it worked out...

I guess there is an issue on why you are adjusting the pressure???
 
 

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