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Old 10-17-13, 07:24 AM
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Frozen bathroom shutoff valves -

GM, maclorjoe here -

Just wondering if anyone has an idea's as to freeing up bathroom hot and cold shutoff values that are frozen in the open position. I need to replace both faucets on the double bowl sink and have tried using WD-40, the valves on the cold side appear to be working now, but both values on the hot side are not. I want to avoid using the main in the house if at all possible. Thank You -
 
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Old 10-17-13, 07:42 AM
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loosen the packing nut some. You may get a little water drip. Sometimes you need to grab the handles in a way with a channel locks to break that first turn. Once that is done you can normally turn by hand the rest of the way...

Then just snug packing nut when done.
 
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Old 10-17-13, 07:48 AM
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Watch this... Its the only vid I can find. Its for demonstration only and in no means has anything to do with the company...I am in no way affiliated...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yDRXyGUtrf4#t=46
 
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Thank you for the video! Will try this later today!
 
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