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Old 04-18-2017, 07:26 PM  
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one of the "ball valves" which I installed with my new shower valve leaks only when turned on. (just a little). is there a "seal" " inside that I can get at by removing the nut on the valve? (yes,the nut is tight) this is a new valve and it's soldered in so it would be a real hassle to replace the whole thing.

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Never had to deal with them but this might help.


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did you remove the handle and tighten the nut under the handle
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Yes.

There are gaskets O-Rings and seals in ball valves. What type and how many depend on what type you have.

If its a new valve then odds are the seals are not bad. So if you could please give us some more information.

Was the ballvalve new old or rebuilt? A leaky new ballvalve is likely because of improper installation instead of a bad seal. A leaky old one could be a bad seal. As could be a rebuilt one that was not properly torqued when it was rebuilt.
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