Replacing CPVC shutoff valve

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Old 05-02-09, 01:45 PM
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Replacing CPVC shutoff valve

The shutoff valve to my outside faucet leaks around the stem when I turned it back on this spring.(Not the outside faucet itself -- the inside shut-off to the faucet) I can't see anyway to fix the valve (it's a 90 degree on/off ball valve type) The fix seems simple enough - I got a new valve and some couplings and a short section of 1/2 inch CPVC. What worries me is that this is the lowest point in the house piping. Does it have to be absolutly dry when I apply the CPVC glue? It's a two story house which is probably a lot of water to drain.
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Old 05-02-09, 11:30 PM
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dry would be your best bet for a leak free installation but i wonder if this is just a packing nut leak and the valve really doesnt need changed at this time?
 
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