REPLACEING A FAULTY GATE VALVE


Postby reg9482 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:06 am

HI,I NEED TO REPLACE A FAULTY GATE VALVE AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN JUST REPLACE THE MAIN BODY AND CONNECT IT TO THE EXISTING NUTS AND OLIVES. IF THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED HOW DO I REMOVE THE OLD OLIVES FROM THE PIPES,MANY THANKS REG9482
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:16 am

Hi

Have you had a look at the DIY Projects: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm You may find some useful information here.

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Postby htg engineer » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:47 pm

The nuts and olives will normally fit, if not the olives sometimes come off if you get hold with a pair of grips, twist and pull - alternatively cut them off with a junior hacksaw.

If using old olives with a new valve - it's normally best to put a few wraps of PTFE around the olive.


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Postby reg9482 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:40 am

thanks to both of the guys who replied to my query your help was much apreciated,cheers.
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