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mattmag
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-04-09
NW Illinois
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reply to NullQwerty9

Re: Water Shut Off Valve Not Shutting Off Fully



Pretty typical for that type of valves. You can try "cycling" them open and shut with the water faucets open, and you may flush out the debris and scale that is causing them to leak by. I wouldn't count on it though.

Long-term solution however is replacing them with ball valves of the quarter-turn variety.


Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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said by mattmag:

Long-term solution however is replacing them with ball valves of the quarter-turn variety.

If I have to replace a faucet (obviously not too often) or more commonly, the fill-valve in a toilet, I plan on the shutoff failing on me at that time, so I also buy a new one -- and have been getting quarter-turn shut-offs for a while now.