Ball Valve Regulator Leaking Since Humidifer Install

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    • #277516
      dicko

      I recently had a furnace humidifer installed. The installer installed a self piercing valve on the cold water pipe coming directly into the water heater. This valve is approximately 10 inches above the regulator. Since the install the regulator has been leaking. Not gushing. Just drips when someone takes a shower.

      Should I replace the regulator or did the installation of the self piercing valve do something to the pressure that facilitated the leak?

      » This message has been edited by bdargie on 03 February 2005

    • #296429
      Retired plbg1
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      What kind of Reg. is it and where is the leak comming from.



      Art retired plbg

    • #296430
      bdargie
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      Watts FBVS-3 150 WSP Regulator. The leak is coming from the Stem Packing/Packing Nut.

    • #296431
      Retired plbg1
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      You can get some graphite string packing and loosen nut and wrap a couple times around and put nut back and tighten it.



      Art retired plbg

    • #296432
      bdargie
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      Thank you sir. I’ll give it a shot.

    • #296433
      Phil_H
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      I was really curious about a household regulator with stem packing. I looked it up. The FBVS-3 is a ball valve.

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