Re: Leaky ball valves
Posted by GregO on January 26, 2004 at 15:28:58:
In response to Re: Leaky ball valves
Matt,

Of course, if they're 30 years old or rusting, you may be better off replacing them sooner than later. The 600 likely refers to their psi rating for WOG (water, oil, gas).

Greg

: I just installed a pressure booster (we had 40#, now it's 60#-70#) and all of the sudden all of my ball valves leak (from the stem at the washer/nut joint). It's about a teaspoon per day, so a paper towel under it soaks it, but they shouldn't leak at all...

: Any ideas? I don't have them in front of me, but the valves are Apollo International brand with yellow handles...I thought they had the number 600 on them too, but I would need to check them again to be sure.

: Thanks, Matt




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