• Share:

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 9 of 9 comments
Show per page: 20   All

March 27, 10:50 PM [GMT -5]

OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this! In a panic here late at night, I was about to randomly call an emergency plumber and our water company to shut off our water because water was spraying out of the main water shut-off valve in our basement. However, thank goodness I live in the age of the Internet, for before I hastily did so, I did a search for a quick way to fix a leaking valve and found this super helpful page! The wrench turning the nut thing here totally worked and saved us so much grief and money. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

January 20, 4:45 AM [GMT -5]

Please help! When I tightened the packing nut, which I gave a little over a quarter turn, I wasn't able to close the valve, any thoughts on why this may happen? I live in an area that has about 12 inches of snow on the ground right now so access to my outside main is not possible, and there is another plumbing project I need to do! I'm also on a bit of a budget.

March 25, 1:49 PM [GMT -5]

Thanks for the help. That was a lot simpler than installing a new valve!

December 14, 10:00 AM [GMT -5]

Oh, thank you for this TIP. I was about to call the plumber and the city maintenance ( to shut off the main valve - the leak was there) to replace the new valve. Then , I thought, I must check online to see what others would say and do . Thank you, It worked !!!
Thanks, Percy Townes

May 30, 12:30 PM [GMT -5]

This is great! I thought I would have to replace the value, but we lucked out and I did not have to. This was a great tip!

September 18, 7:57 AM [GMT -5]

If that doesn't work, then you are going to have to turn off the main water shut off valve so that you can replace the internal valve seals.

August 04, 8:25 PM [GMT -5]

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I have been trying to fix a leaking valve in my basement for two days. This vavle has been leaking since I bought the home three years ago. However, I never felt the need to have it fix becasue the basement was not updated. I recently remodel my basement and really needed the leak to be fix ASAP! After trying several none working methods, I finally tried DIY. This post was very helpful and I appericate the help DIY

May 03, 7:20 AM [GMT -5]

This was really awesome!

April 23, 2:42 PM [GMT -5]

Thanks for the help family handyman!

+ Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us