Forum Title: How to repair leaky outdoor water shutoff valve?
Hey guys, I went to turn on the outdoor water supply for the summer only to find that the valve is dripping. I suspected it would leak because its over 30 years old. The packing nut looks like it has been tightened before, but i think i would much rather replace rather than repack the nut. It is a stop and waste valve. I attached a few images showing what im working with. I'm not sure what to do because the valve is so close to the wall and in tight quarters. Doing a quick search online, others have replaced with a compression valve or soldered in a quarter turn. What do you guys think i should do in this situation and what valve should i put there? Thanks, Kyle Update: I restored packing nut, but only consider this temporary. I am still open to suggestions on how to reconfigure the plumbing in that area.
Category: Plumber Post By: JANET ROBERTS (Lynchburg, VA), 06/29/2017

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- REBECCA WRIGHT (Corona, CA), 09/08/2017

Get yourself a flameproof cloth atvthe big box store. Nail it to the wall behind the sweat joints and sweat off. I would replace with a ball valve.

- VIOLET STEVENSON (Rochester Hills, MI), 09/27/2017

If you can't solder then hire some one who can. If you hire someone who can, make sure they are insured. Fire can ruin your day really fast. If you can solder than just replace the valve.

- KEVIN GONZALEZ (Ankeny, IA), 09/28/2017

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