Ball Valve Packing Nut

Old 08-17-20, 12:15 PM
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Ball Valve Packing Nut

Do ALL ball joints have packing nuts ? We have 1 1/4 bronze ball valves in the pool room which are leaking near the handle. I removed the handles but not sure the valve is meant to be serviced. (It would certainly be easier/cheaper). The brand says Miber for which I can find no info on the internet. Thanks.
Old 08-17-20, 02:39 PM
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Many ball valves do not have a packing nut. Things are different with larger, industrial and higher quality valves but most smaller sizes and home grade are not serviceable. If you see a hex after removing the handle it might be something you can tighten but if there is no hex or flats you can get a wrench on then it might be time for a new valve.

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