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gregm182

06:17PM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 06/21/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Help - I'm trying to replace the cold water valve under the sink (it was leaking). I turned off the water source to the house, but now I can't get the water valve off. Even with vice grips, the nut initially was VERY hard to turn. Now it's at the point that I can turn it with my hand, but it seems to just be turning and turning but not coming off. I've twisted it for over an hour, with no luck. It just spins around. I have confirmed that the pipe coming from the wall is not spinning; it's just the water valve that's attached to it that's going around. I am completely green with plumbing and home repair and don't know what to do. Can anyone provide some advice? Is there a reason why this would spin like it's doing? MANY THANKS!!!

gregm182

06:39PM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 06/21/05
2 lifetime posts
I thought the valve was female, screwing on to a male pipe. But the valve is male, and screws into a nut that's mounted on the pipe. So I was turning the whole thing. When I turn the two pieces opposite directions, TA-DA!
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