Leaking gate valve repair
Gate valves are used to control the flow of water in your piping and are commonly found on the outside of the home. Unlike ball valves, they require multiple turns to open or close. You can use them to set the water flow through the piping because of this fine-adjustment feature. If you notice your gate valve is beginning to leak, don't rush out to the hardware store to buy a replacement. A lot of the times worn out packing inside the valve causes the dripping. The solution: replace the worn out packing.
Shut the water supply off to the valve. Look for a valve upstream from the one you are repairing. If you don't find any, shut off the main water supply valve.
Open the faucet all the way. Place one wrench just beneath the packing nut of the gate valve. Place another on the valve itself. Turn the first wrench to remove the valve assembly.
Remove the faucet handle with your socket wrench by loosening the retainer nut. Place an adjustable wrench on the packing nut and loosen it. Slide the nut up the stem and off of the valve assembly.
Locate the packing washer inside the packing nut. Pry it out with a screwdriver.
Place a new packing washer inside the packing nut. Confirm that it is an exact match of the one you removed. Slide the packing nut back over the valve stem and screw it onto the valve assembly.
Place the valve handle back on the valve assembly and screw on the retaining nut. Tighten down with your socket wrench.
Ensure that the valve is fully open then screw the valve assembly back onto the valve. Place one wrench on the assembly and one on the valve. Tighten the valve assembly to the valve.london dispersion london dungeon london eye london england london england weather london england time london eye tickets london elementary school london elise kress london england map london fog london fog drink london fog jacket london fog luggage london flag london fog trench coat london fletcher london fog latte london games london grammar london gold london gatwick london gifts london gallery london gb london gbr london house london has fallen london house chicago london house rooftop london hughes london hotels london heathrow london has fallen cast london isd london in december london in spanish london is falling london irish london in november london in january london is in what country london jewelers london jeans london johnson london jae london jobs london jewelry london jeans brand london jewelers east hampton london ky london ky weather london king london kills london ky zip code london kids shoes london knights london ky restaurants london lazerson london laz london lazerson movies london local time london latitude london lash london look london landmarks london marathon london map london marathon 2021 london marathon 2022 london mayor london metropolitan university london museum london mule london nfl games london nfl london news london newspapers london neighborhoods london nails london natural history museum london normandy house london on da track london ontario london ohio london opening london olympics london on map london ontario weather london ontario canada london pound cake strain london population london postal codes london plane tree london phone number london pound mints strain london pound cake london population 2021 london quarantine london queen london quarantine rules london quotes london quarantine requirements london quiet room london quireboys london quick lube london real london review of books london restaurants london road rental london real estate for sale london road london river name london rentals london school of economics london system london stock exchange london square london skyline london stadium london soccer teams london square apartments london time london time zone london tipton london to paris london to paris train london tube map london to edinburgh london travel restrictions london uk london underground london underground map london university london uk weather london urban dictionary london uk time london underground shoes london vacation london vaccination rate london vet clinic london vs new york london victoria london visa london vs paris london vacation rentals london weather london weather by month london west hollywood london weather today london walmart london weather in december london west end london weather november london xmas london xmas markets london xi london xr london xmas bandeau london xrp london xoyo london xxl london yellow london young london york london young thug london yearly weather london yard london yellow net worth