Frozen Hot Water Shut off Valve
Posted by Chuck on February 25, 2003 at 22:59:16:
It began as a search for a water leak and led to the sink spray hose. The end that connects to the faucet under the sink.
Since it is almost impossible to reach into the area to disconnect the spray hose, i figured that I would remove the entire faucet from the sink and check out the other connections.
Shutting off the cold water (Brass Craft Valve)was easy but when I tried to turn the hot water valve, it didn't budge. I tapped around it thinking I could jar the mineral deposit loose. No dice. And I am fearful to bear down on the valve since it is in-line with the copper tubing.
Is there a method or chemical that could get me out of this situation?

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