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 Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: Lee (NJ)

Hi Men:

I will need to remove toilet soon. I will need to turn the Toilet Shut Off Valve off. I really do not want to have to replace the Toilet Shut off Valve . I hear that once you turn the valve it will leak. Then I will have to replace it. Is there any way that I can avoid having to replace the valve ? Or is it destiny that it will leak ? Should I spray it with PB Blaster a little each day? Remove handle and spray it ? Handle hasn't been turned for a very long time.


Thank you.

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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: steve (CA)

Is the valve soldered on to the wall stub? Replacing it with a ball stop would be easier with the toilet removed. The valve not only shuts the water off for toilet servicing, but also in case of emergency(ruptured hose, bad fill/flush valve) and you want to make sure it's functioning, not just now but in the future. I've seen some pretty old stops that work like new. Try turning it and see how easy the handle turns. Is the stem made of plastic or brass. If plastic, there might not be be washer inside that stops the water flow, just the stem seal.

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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: packy (MA)

pretty simple job..
shut off the water main.
remove the big nut behind the handle.
remove the innards to the old valve.
do the same with the new valve.
put the innards from the new valve into the old valve.

make sure to use the same brand valve as pictured here WATTS..


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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: Lorensr (CA)

Packy is right on Do as he says.

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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve clap
Author: Lee (NJ)

Thanks everyone !

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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: Lee (NJ)

You Guys I am very grateful for your help !

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 Re: Toilet Shut Off valve
Author: Sauktim (WI)

Along the lines of Packys suggestions,flush the toilet once or twice once the water is shut off. That'll empty the tank and prevent a gallon or so of water coming back towards you when guts of valve are pulled.

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