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NullQwerty

join:2008-12-18
united state
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Re: Water Shut Off Valve Not Shutting Off Fully

Awesome...thanks everyone. I'm gonna give the washers a shot first and plan to do a full replace later. Unless it doesn't work in which case I'll do a full replace now. I'd probably use a SharkBite fitting as I don't trust my soldering skills.

I'll post back this afternoon with results. If successful I'll probably tout my manliness and my suspected ability to survive in the wild and make fire out of twigs. If unsuccessful, I might sound panicked and will probably whisper so the wife doesn't hear.


wth
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said by NullQwerty:

Awesome...thanks everyone. I'm gonna give the washers a shot first and plan to do a full replace later. Unless it doesn't work in which case I'll do a full replace now

If you replace those valves, also replace those galvanized nipples, as I've seen those rust out on the inside within 30 years.

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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said by NullQwerty:

I'd probably use a SharkBite fitting as I don't trust my soldering skills.

Is the current one soldered in place?

NullQwerty

join:2008-12-18
united state
kudos:1

yep


robbin
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Leander, TX
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I'd just get the quarter turn valves with compression fittings. I've never had a compression fitting fail.