Are Valves Supposed To Leak?


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Old 07-16-08, 11:22 PM
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Are Valves Supposed To Leak?

Hello,

I think my title answers it all. I have a valve that leaks slightly when it turns on. Not a whole lot, but there is definitely water dripping down the side of it. Is that typical? Unavoidable? Or a sign that something is wrong?

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Steve
 
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Old 07-17-08, 07:40 AM
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EDIT....completely blew the fact that this was probably a sprinkler system. My answer was for a regular spigot or cut-off valve. Sorry
 

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Old 07-17-08, 10:21 AM
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What Brand & Model of valve?

Hi Steve,
What brand and model is the valve?
 
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Old 07-17-08, 11:23 AM
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I'm not home now...I vaguely recall it saying "superior" on the top...but not sure. It is for a home irrigation system. If that's not enough, when I get home, I'll check.

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Old 07-20-08, 06:50 PM
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The brand is Superior. It runs a drip irrigation line.
 
 

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