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Posted by john on November 24th, 2002 08:59 PM
In reply to Stuck water valve by Joe in Indy on November 24th, 2002 09:59 AM [Go to top of thread]

what happens when you leave a gate valve partialy open they get sediment build up minerals it can make it hard to function properly,also you get build up in the gate valve seat which makes it so your gate valve will not shut off all the way.once you wd 40 the stem see if you can open it all the way and take off packing nut on stem and you should be able to turn stem counter clockwise intil it comes out.then you can check the stem and gate valve seat.make sure you have water supply is off before you attemp this,if you have to change out valve i would go with a ball valve they function better.


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