Disassemble Valve

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Old 06-09-13, 05:52 PM
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Disassemble Valve

I am refurbishing the attached valve. I was planning to remove the handle for easier cleaning and repacking. It is a "Standard" valve. is the top cap:
1) Threaded on
2) Pressed on
3) Not to be removed
4) Something else

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Old 06-09-13, 06:30 PM
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Pop the cap. There should be a screw underneath.
 
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No way to tell from here.
Some are threaded, some are friction fit.
Rule of thumb if the outside edges are rounded over then it's press fit. Square or knurled edges it screws off.
 
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The edges are knurled, so my first thought was "screwed on". But it is pretty tight and difficult to grasp. Any not obvious tricks? Hammer? Heat? Or just use plyers!
 
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Use pliers. Sorry for my last post. I misunderstood your question.
 
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That looks like a fairly inexpensive valve. Why not just replace it?? Being ex-Navy, I repacked/refurbished my share of valves, and replacement is a whole lot easier.
 
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Is this valve going to be visable?
If not then I would change it to a ball valve.
Those old gates almost always leak or not shut off all the way.
 
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