seals How To Check & Repair a Brass Plumbing Valve
seals How To Check & Repair a Brass Plumbing Valve
There are various shapes and styles for brass pipe valves.The ball valve type has a packing gasket with a sealed handle.These are identified by a horizontal handle that rotates a finely processed brass "ball" inside the valve when turning 90-degrees.The brass pipe stop valve is made of two washers.One is the packing gasket that seals the round handle, and the other is the pressure gasket that seals the valve body from the water flow when the handle turns clockwise.By opening and closing the valve two or three times to remove any deposits that may cause damage to the gasket and incorrect sealing, check the valve for leakage.Once tightened, check for leaks in both places.The leakage of the rod handle into the valve body indicates that the packing nut is not properly sealed.Water leakage from the tap indicates that stem Razer is not properly sealed.Turn the packing nut or gland nut directly below the handle to eliminate the leakage of the packing nut.When doing so, keep the valve closed but allow the main water supply to remain open.In this way, you can monitor the leak.Turn the packing nut firmly until the leak stops.If the leak does not stop, the packing gasket must be replaced.If the faucet drops water, there is no choice but to replace the faucet washer.Close the water supply of brass pipe valve.This must be done before any gasket is replaced.Remove the handle on the valve.There will be a small screw to hold it in place.Remove the screw with a screwdriver and pull the hand down.Remove the packing nut with an adjustable wrench.The packing gasket is directly below the packing nut.Pry open the old washing machine and insert it into the new packing washing machine.These are available in any hardware or plumbing store.Remove the valve body nut or also known as the valve cover.Screw it down with an adjustable wrench.Pull it out when unscrewed.At the bottom of the bar will be a washing machine.Remove the washing machine by unscrewing the fixing screw of the washing machine.Replace the stem washers that can be used by any hardware or plumbing store and replace the fixing screws.Insert the rod into the valve body and tighten the valve cap once the rod gasket is in place.Once the packing gasket is in place, tighten the packing nut.Replace the handle and test the connection by re-opening the main flow.In many cases, the new packing nut leaks before the packing nut is tightened.
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