Slow water leak

Old 09-26-16, 06:06 PM
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Slow water leak

I went to turn off the outside water lines for the winter and I noticed there is a slow drip. So slow that it's about one drip every 10 minutes. Is there anything I can do to stop it (some kind of spray or putty) or does the valve need to be replaced? You can tell the valve looks rusty like it's been slowly leaking for a while. Thank you.

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Old 09-26-16, 06:33 PM
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The valve needs replaced. There's no repair I know of.
This is a rare failure IMO.
Old 09-26-16, 06:52 PM
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Have you tried removing the brass nut and the handle ?
I think I've seen some of these valves have a packing nut that can be tightened.

If you pull the handle off and see a nut under it...... try tightening it slightly. Operate valve a few times after tightening to see if leak stops.

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