Repairing difficult to reach valve.

Old 05-20-20, 06:29 PM
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Repairing difficult to reach valve.

friend has this very difficult to reach valve for the outside spigot. has been using vice grips to turn it on and off every year. however now its discovered its leaking when you turn it on. it drips in the wall. only thing i can think of is if someone cuts the back of the cabinet and cuts out the pipe . i dont do plumbing so just curious what a pro would do in this case and guesstimate as to the bill.
Old 05-20-20, 06:39 PM
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That will be quite a job to replace. The wall will need to be opened up to get in there to work on it.
For now.... just tighten the packing nut.

In the picture..... the arrow is pointing to the packing nut.
Turn that nut slightly clockwise to stop the valve from dripping.

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