Emco shut off valve


Old 11-04-18, 09:34 AM
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Emco shut off valve

This valve is my shut off valve for the hot water tank fill side.

I cant turn the handle at all.

Better to rebuild with a new cartridge? Or replace with a ball valve?

Will a big box store have a replacement cartridge for this large valve? Looks to be 3/4 or 5/8. Ive only ever replaced the standard hose bib size.

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Old 11-04-18, 09:45 AM
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Those valves change design constantly and each company is different. The chances of finding parts for that are slim to none. I would replace it with a ball valve and be set for life.

If you don't want to mess with it now..... you can turn the water off, drain the system, remove that valve insert and free it up. It may require some type of valve seal or packing where it's currently leaking.
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