12:20AM | 12/19/13
My valve seems to be dripping water on fully open. When I turn it 1/4 close it starts to leak a lot. When I fully shut the valve it just keeps leaking. What do I to repair this? I don't have a secondary valve shut off in the home.


04:21PM | 01/18/14
I am a snow bird from Ontario Canada I shut off water at mains in the basement and opened all taps etc and drained water
I have been away for a week I am told that there is a small drip coming from the tap in the laundry room on the main floor
Can you advise what I should do


02:33PM | 01/20/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
You can always E mail me to ask a question that there is no answer on here

Last week I was called for a slight leak in a boiler rom. This is the leak I found $41,700 in damagers as the handyman tried to shut the man valve with a wrench and broke it causing a major flood


10:18AM | 02/01/14
Bob, just because someone is licensed, doesn't mean they may know what they are talking about either. I've had both good and bad advice from the box stores. I take what they say with a grain of salt and research the advise before proceeding. That being said, I played with the packing nut the way that you suggested and my drip stopped. Thank you so much for your advise.
I had googled a lot to fin a solution for my dripping main shut off and No one came through the way that you did.


06:07AM | 05/17/14
My issue is similar however the packing nut and handle appear to be corroded together. I cannot turn the handle without the nut turning as well. I have to have the water shut off entirely so that there is no leak.



08:10PM | 05/18/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
No problem


10:59AM | 06/13/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
When I give advice you must realize it is sight unseen so I am making my best professional guestimate of what the correct remedy is


09:05PM | 06/15/14
Sylvan, YOU DA MAN
I called a roto company for my main shut off valve leaking under the handle but above the nut you described.

The roto low life told me they had to freeze the main and put a new 1" valve in.

I shut the valve loosened the nut as your E mail suggested removed the graphite packing used the Teflon and did exactly as you stated and it worked like a charm

Thank you so much as roto was asking for $825.00


05:58PM | 11/08/14
Very helpful advice on the 1/4 turn to stop a slow drip. So it wasn't really broken at all.
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