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How To Fix Leaking Shut Off Valve FAST DIY – Avoid Plumber


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  1. jeffostroff Author

    ✅ Tools used in this plumbing tips DIY video:

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  2. teh60 Author

    Jeff, I had a globe valve like that and I was amazed at the difference after I replaced it with a full port ball valve. Now, I can run 2 or 3 fixtures at once without much drop in pressure.

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  3. Dave Ch Author

    really enjoyed your video quality and presentation. Watching an experienced hand doing it, and dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's at the end left me feeling good. As they say, the devil's in the details, which is why I don't watch DIY, HGTV TV shows anymore … they just skip over the most important details and magic projects into completion, leaving me very unsatisfied.

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  4. John Krim Author

    Bruce b , he always uses tools the wrong way. The packing nut that he says is sometimes called a bonnet is only called that by people in Florida or people who don't know anything about plumbing. The next hexagonal nut is the bonnet. The water does not have to be shut off at the meter to add packing to a GATE VALVE , a gate valve when opened fully back seats itself and should not leak, even it does leak a drop or so it's not enough to stop you from backing the PACKING NUT ( not bonnet ) off and adding packing . Sometimes you may have to remove the handle also. A real plumber also works some stem grease into the packing gland so the valve works smoothly when tightened back up.

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