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Leaking water valve - stuck away from home!

PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 pm

The right hand side has female cups that the left hand males can be turned out of and the valve then comes apart.
The remaining piece can then be removed or tightened up.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Mark & Bill,

Thanks for the replies. I had thought that the diaphragm was trapped by the top of the valve being crimped into place. Looking more carefully I see there is one pop rivet, that when removed allows the top of the top of the valve to rotate, so that the top and bottom can be separated. I have taken my old valve apart, it was tough, I am not sure if I could do this in-situ, but hopefully, with a valve that is less than 50 years old I will do better. Now I need a new valve.

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:04 pm

You can use a self tapping screw to lick it together following reassembly.
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