How do I remove this valve?


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Old 02-17-19, 03:11 PM
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How do I remove this valve?

Can this be removed with wrenches or must it be cut?
Can you indicate on photo where to place wrenches?

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Old 02-17-19, 04:27 PM
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Make sure the water is turned off for the house first.
Turn the red nut counterclockwise to disconnect the water line from the valve.
Use a wrench on the blue flats. Turn entire valve counterclockwise to remove the valve from the pipe.
Turn very gently. If the valve doesn't break free from the pipe then you will need to hold the pipe with channel locks or a small pipe wrench.
 
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Old 02-17-19, 07:23 PM
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Im not sure that valve is threaded. Looks like copper to me... It may be soldered on... Be careful before you start cranking on it... better pics would help
 
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Old 02-18-19, 05:30 AM
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Can you look in the joint (maybe using a mirror) pointed to by the green arrow and see some solder? There are no threads showing. I think you would see some thread if the connection was threaded (pretty sure you would).

If the pipe is metal and you put a magnet on it and it doesn’t stick it must be copper and thus could be soldered on as was pointed out in the previous post.
 
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