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Keeps dripping hot water from around the valves at the bottom of unit

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  • david_durnin Jan 02, 2011

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  • david_durnin Jan 08, 2011

    tightened nut but made it worse

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Hi,
Check at the base of the stem for the handles, where the stem comes out of the valve body...there should be a hex nut right there...
Take a wrench and tighten the nut down... this will stop the dripping from the valve...

heatman101

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    D. Floyd Kolb Jan 09, 2011

    You can repack the valve by loosening the nut and the using teflon thread pipe dope to seal it... but that is a tricky operation and the thread can only be obtained at a plumbing supply house....

    You may be better off just replacing the valve...



    heatman101

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