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Old 01-31-2013, 02:40 AM
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Dunno? Good question... hmmm
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Depends on the size of the valve what can be used. I have drilled holes in the stem and used an easy-out. Used pickle forks, it depends on the size and clearance.

My dad uses some spray called blaster.

I would do anything possible to avoid using visegrips. They really limit options after they fail.
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a tap handle works if the stem is good and you have room

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:41 AM
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IMO, the stuff needs to be fixed .... all of it. Get all your ducks in a row, schedule a time to shut down the water long enough for you to install a new shutoff, and do it. If they tell you that they can't be without water for even a short period then walk. One thing to consider, if you are jerking around on that rusted ball valve and something gives in a not so good way, they will be without water for a hell of a lot longer than a planned outage.

Jim, I use PB Blaster as well. Best penetrating bolt breaker/lubricant out there.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:49 PM
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IMO, the stuff needs to be fixed .... all of it. Get all your ducks in a row, schedule a time to shut down the water long enough for you to install a new shutoff, and do it. If they tell you that they can't be without water for even a short period then walk. One thing to consider, if you are jerking around on that rusted ball valve and something gives in a not so good way, they will be without water for a hell of a lot longer than a planned outage.

Jim, I use PB Blaster as well. Best penetrating bolt breaker/lubricant out there.
Pb blaster is good but Kroil i found is the absolute best. It's made by Kano labs
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:55 PM
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Pb blaster is good but Kroil i found is the absolute best. It's made by Kano labs
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post a link please.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:39 PM
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Don't get any on you, it smells like chit and stays with you all day long.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:18 PM
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Don't get any on you, it smells like chit and stays with you all day long.
Thanks, i once had a girlfriend like that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:48 AM
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:47 PM
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Get a "basin wrench", they are perfect for grabbing valve stem's.
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