Locked Gate valve


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Red Jacket The Laughing Indian !

If you can stop the water in there they come apart.
If it looks new they should be no problem to close.

You're turning this valve in the proper direction ?
See if the arrow on the valve stop body is facing the proper
direction.

WD40 is for water displacement, its NOT a penetrating oil.
 
K

kimbo_

Thank you for your replies, thought it must be clockwise to close it but it
wont move either way, i`ve tried with my bear hands and with a cloth for
better grip. Does that nut just below the handle lock it or some thing ?
What I`m attemting to do is replace the pump in the shower unit(easy part)
but I need to turn off the watter supply to it(hard part)Do you think if I
got some penetrating oil it may free it. Is not a plumber :-(
Kim
 
N

Ned Flanders

bang on it with hammer then use a wrench to turn the handle.
it will open or it will break. I would go into this project with the
intention of prob replaceing the gate valve with a ball valve. The product
you pictured is shit and does not belong anywhere, use a sweat connection
ball valve.
 
L

llump41

We sometimes call gate valves 'one-time use valves'. You may be able to get
the valve closed, but it won't surprise me if it breaks in the closed
position. try shutting off the water at the meter.
 
R

Red Jacket The Laughing Indian !

A little Teflon on it once a year and they open and close...
like well,...... new in my house 28 years now.
Just a little on the stem and at least open and close it some
once a year, I make it part of my clean & oil my furnace and boiler
week job.

HINT; Never keep any valve open all the way, back off
a 1/4 turn just to prevent the problem this guy has.
 
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K

kimbo_

Thanks you guys had to get a plumber in the end to change the valve
Kim
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