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  • heating system valve leak, please help!

    I have two valves leak (maybe too old). One is in the heating system. here is the photos: http://flickr.com/photos/lmei007/?saved=1 All of them are on the basement ceiling.

    Questions for you guys:

    Do I need to replace the whole valve? Can I just replace the parts to avoid cut and soldering? (The 'good valve' shows the parts replacement?)

    my heating system is oil water system. Do I need to drain out all the water to do the replacement?

    how much it will cost roughly for a professional to do it?

    thanks
    Last edited by lmei007; 11-14-2007, 12:31 AM.

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    Re: heating system valve leak, please help!

    Originally posted by lmei007 View Post
    I have two valves leak (maybe too old). One is in the heating system. here is the photos: http://flickr.com/photos/lmei007/?saved=1 All of them are on the basement ceiling.

    Questions for you guys:

    Do I need to replace the whole valve? Can I just replace the parts to avoid cut and soldering? (The 'good valve' shows the parts replacement?)

    my heating system is oil water system. Do I need to drain out all the water to do the replacement?

    how much it will cost roughly for a professional to do it?

    thanks

    I tightened the packing nuts according to one experter from other forum. It works. thank you.

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      Re: heating system valve leak, please help!

      wow. i can't be live that you still have the asbestos pipe intolation on the pipes.

      it will be fine but expect that if a plumber does come to your home they might charge you extra because of that. though i thought(and might be very wrong) that if you have bought a house within the last 4 years it has to be both lead and asbestos free
      9/11/01, never forget.

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        Re: heating system valve leak, please help!

        Originally posted by oldslowchevy View Post
        wow. i can't be live that you still have the asbestos pipe intolation on the pipes.

        it will be fine but expect that if a plumber does come to your home they might charge you extra because of that. though i thought(and might be very wrong) that if you have bought a house within the last 4 years it has to be both lead and asbestos free
        the out side white part looks like the type that would be on asbestos but the in side dies not look like it is . asbestos looks like a honeycomb
        Charlie

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