Repair or replace old copper valves?

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Old 01-04-17, 02:18 PM
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Repair or replace old copper valves?

Hi,

I need some advice on a couple of valves that leak like sieves when they are open.

This is in an old (house was built in 1911) basement, the hoses go to the washer. They are one fitting... like a T with a gate valve or something built in?

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I am looking for input on best way to repair or replace. This is about the only issue, so doing some sort of mass overhaul to pex seems (p)excessive.

Thank you!!
Timothy
 
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Old 01-04-17, 03:13 PM
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Have you tried tightening the packing gland nuts?
 
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Old 01-04-17, 03:24 PM
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I have not - I'm not afraid to try nearly anything, but have very little experience, so I wasn't sure how to start doing research on it. I couldn't find any valves/fittings that look like this online.
 
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Old 01-04-17, 04:08 PM
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A closeup shot from the side would be more helpful.

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* They need the hose connection.
 
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Old 01-04-17, 08:08 PM
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Got it. It'll take me a couple days, but I'll post one later this week. Thank you!
 
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Old 01-05-17, 02:24 AM
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Behind the handle is a nut that screws down onto the valve body, give it a clockwise twist and hopefully that will seal the water that is leaking out the stem.
 
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Most installations like this are actually two separate pieces. First is the tee, soldered onto the pipe, and with a 1/2" threaded connection coming out the 'T' portion. Then threaded into it is the hose valve.

If that's the case, you should be able to unscrew the valve and replace it.
 
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Old 01-14-17, 08:19 AM
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Howdy all,

Just wanted to follow up with that picture. It looks to me like the nuts I need to tighten are behind the valve. They look super corroded...

Also, Zorfdt, you were correct. I was going from memory and in this picture you can clearly see the two separate pieces.

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