Jim R

05:52PM | 07/12/13
Member Since: 01/25/13
1 lifetime posts
Sorry I did not respond after I fixed the valve. I didn't realize I could turn the valve off then take the packing nut off and re-pack the valve stem inside the packing nut. I fixed 2 valves and they are working great.



02:48PM | 08/16/13
Thank you very much. I had let this leak for way too long. Thought I was going to have to call a plumber. After reading about the nut ... I just unscrewed it all the way and screwed it back on ... as I tightened the water stopped leaking. And it was a pretty good trickle too.


03:57PM | 09/23/13
Hi Silvan,
In my house, the main valve is leaking along the stem. Is it possible to replace the packing even if the main city valve is not close? I know with some types of valves (Globe valves)it is possible to replace the packing but the valve must be fully open to do this operation.


04:28PM | 09/23/13
I made a mistake in the "BV002153" it is written "fully open" but we should read "fully closed".


09:45AM | 10/20/13
I have a big leak coming in at the main water valve in my home and have called the plumber. If I turn it off, will I be able to flush the toilet, etc. It is such a mess downstairs, water everywhere. Thanks!


09:53AM | 10/20/13
Member Since: 07/22/04
661 lifetime posts
Well you should be able to flush it one time with what's in the tank but if you have a couple of buckets fill with water and flush with that. If it's in front of that valve turning off the valve won't do any good. What happened? Pex fitting come apart?


01:34PM | 11/10/13
I turned off main water valve to fix a pipe under my sink and now a have a crazy leak on the main valve. It was not there before. Why did that happened? How do I fix it?


03:00PM | 11/16/13
Many municipalities will fine you for tampering (turning on and off) with the shutoff valve to the main. Call your city public works dept. to see if you are allowed to shut it off.


11:30AM | 11/17/13
Member Since: 11/17/13
5 lifetime posts
Thanks a lot Sylvan. It's a good thing that they have you here :)
I'm still new and just browsing for some common problems. :D
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