Stop a valve from leaking by tightening the packing nut.
Wrap a rag around the nut, which is just under valve handle, grip it with adjustable pliers and turn it clockwise one-eighth turn.
This may compress the rubber and plastic parts inside enough to stop the leak.
If not, disassemble the valve.
What are the two valves under the sink?
Two Conditions, Two Valves
There are two styles of compression valve commonly used in sink hookups. When the water pipe enters the sink cabinet through the back wall, a right-angle-stop valve is required to make the 90-degree turn to the faucet.
How do you install a faucet shut off valve?
- CUT THE SUPPLY LINE. Turn off the main water supply valve and open the faucet to drain the line.
- ADD COMPRESSION NUT. Slide the compression nut over the supply pipe.
- INSERT COMPRESSION RING.
- THREAD COMPRESSION VALVE.
- TIGHTEN THE COMPRESSION VALVE.
- ATTACH SUPPLY LINES.
- CHECK FOR LEAKS.
How do you change a compression valve?
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