Reusing an older valve

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  1. Aug 7, 2014 #1

    Chris

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    So I have a 3" water line and I dug up a valve. It's older and has a little surface rust but it was made in America so I would like to reuse it if possible. What do you think? Here is a pic of it. ImageUploadedByHome Repair1407424394.715889.jpg
     
  2. Aug 7, 2014 #2

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    Looks good from my house. ;)
     
  3. Aug 7, 2014 #3

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    Are you sure that isn't a rock?
     
  4. Aug 7, 2014 #4

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    Maybe now, but I don't think it started life like that.
     
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    Perfect for a ..... boat anchor. :D
     
  6. Aug 7, 2014 #6

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    It weighs about 80 pounds.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2014 #7

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    I work in a plant built around 1920. All our valves look like that. We change them when they quit working.


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  8. Aug 8, 2014 #8

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    Chris, what would you say to your customer, when looking at this if this was his?
     
  9. Aug 8, 2014 #9

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    The op nut on this one is under an inch of rust. I bet I could have gotten it working but didn't want to waste the time. It still held without leaking.
     

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