Gatevalve


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Old 11-17-05, 11:48 AM
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Unhappy Gatevalve

The cold water gatevalve in the basement which controls the cold water flow to the upstairs bathroom is leaking at the screw -in pressure valve. I'm told that this rarely happens. Can I do something to the valve to relieve this problem or must I simply(?) replace the valve?
 
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Old 11-17-05, 12:20 PM
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Masterofnone, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Not sure what you mean by "leaking at the screw-in pressure valve". Most gate valves will leak at the packing nut which is located just under the handle. This can be remedied by tightening the packing nut while the valve is open, until it stops leaking. Can you give a bit more info on exactly what you meant? Thanks.
 
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Old 11-18-05, 05:57 AM
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Does this petcock have a handle or is it the type for relieving pressure to drain down the system? If it has a handle, there should be a nut on the bottom of it and possibly a spring. Hold the handle and tighten the nut on the bottom. Some valves just have a cap with a rubber gasket that prevents leaks. Good luck.
 
 

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