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Old 03-25-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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How to remove valve stems

Trying to replace pressure release valve. In order to get to it I need to remove these red turn handles. One is pictured in the lower right corner. I've loosened the top nut and valve stem turns and then stops. Can these handles be removed? Any other suggestions on how to get to pressure release valve? Thanks. Jack
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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Wrong Nut

The top nut is just the packing gland. You should first open the valve by turning the handle counter clockwise. The unscrew the "bottom nut", the one right at the valve body. The whole assembly will come out of the valve body. When you reassemble it, make sure the valve is still in the open position, otherwise you could ruin the seat and or stem.

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It was not necessary to remove the red handle or the nut under that. You have to unscrew the next nut down,which removes the valve from the body. Looks like from the picture thats gonna be easier said than done.Good Luck.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:28 AM   #4
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You people are great. Thanks. Have removed valve stems and even removed old pressure release valve. Thought the "below nut" was part of the valve. Was afraid to mess with that at first. The two valve washers look great so don't plan to replace them. Thanks again. Jack
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