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The easiest way to shut off a jammed faucet

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Ball valves are available in almost all homes. They are installed on risers, on batteries. Sometimes, at the most unnecessary moment, they can jam. But with this instruction you will always be ready for this.

If the valve is jammed, discard the use of pliers. It will damage the butterfly. Can break it. It is better to use an adjustable wrench.

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Unscrew the nut and remove the butterfly.

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Release the oil seal slightly. Do not remove it completely, just loosen it with a key.

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Grasp the stock.

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Gently move the tap from side to side, increasing the amplitude with each movement. There were no sharp turns, the inner ball could break.

The amount of time it takes to work depends on the degree of jamming of the crane. Leaving the water should not be afraid. It will go away when you tighten the gland again.

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How to understand that the tap is turned off? Put on the butterfly, it should stand perpendicular, clearly in the closed position. If the butterfly does not reach the desired position, continue to twist.

When the valve is closed, tighten the gland. Wipe dry with a paper towel. Check for leaks.

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Dress the bow tie and tighten the nut.

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This option is perfect for reinforced crane. If your thin, it is better not to use this method, the body may break. Replace it completely.

So that the ball valve functions well, it is necessary to turn it once a month, closing and opening it completely.

Detailed instructions in the video below.

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