Small Water Main Valve leak, need help!

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by soldier7duece, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. soldier7duece

    soldier7duece New Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    Is this an old globe valve?

    I am remodeling the bathroom and when i went to turn the water off and on a couple times the old main valve sprung a small leak, I'm pretty sure its coming out where the top arrow is but it could be the bottom one. I've done some research and this looks like an old globe valve. So my question is, should I just take the valve part off and repack it and get a new one or should I just replace it with a ball valve. I have posted links to pics below, just copy and paste them into your browser. Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2007
  2. TNPlumber

    TNPlumber Plumbing Contractor

    Aug 12, 2006
    Plumbing Contractor
    East Tennessee
    Ball Valve

    If you have the skills then definately go with a ball valve. You could repair what's there but, it looks like a fairly straight forward job.

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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Be for you replace it try just loosening the nut then re tightening it and it may stop.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Just tighten the nut a bit. The leak should stop.
  6. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005
    I see it that way too. Looks like there is still a lot of old packing under that nut.
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