Shut off valve stuck

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by blitziger, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. blitziger

    blitziger New Member

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    Portland, OR
    Does anyone know how this valve operates. It controls our lawn sprinkler system and I trying to turn it on for the first time, but I don’t want to force it too much for fear of breaking it. It won’t move when trying to turn it either clockwise or counter clockwise. It has just a little bit of play which you can move by hand.

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  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Looks like my gas valve. Are you sure that is for a sprinkler?
  3. shacko

    shacko Master Plumber-Gas Fitter

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    Rosedale, Md
    It should turn 90deg. to the left, probably corroded, like the other post said make sure it's not a GAS valve in case you break it. :eek:
  4. nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015 Master Plumber

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    It's a 1/4 turn valve and they usually are a bit tight. Use a bigger wrench
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    With that "lock tab" it looks like a water meter valve, but in any case it opens by rotating counterclockwise.
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