Originally Posted by redhawkerII
I was wondering how hard or complicated it is to replace being that it is copper.
Mine came right out with common tools. The joints on mine were all just pipe thread. I have the OEM built-in's removed for interior cleaning and repair, so my access is easy. I was going to replace my valve as well, but I decided to see why it was open and after I closed the valve and tested it, there was no good reason to replace it.
I'm thinking to myself that if the valve is leaking a little drip dribble, there might be a bad seat or plunger, but if there's a substantial flow, that probably means to me that the valve is stuck open due to over-opening, and that's DIY fixable in about one minute.