stuck honeywell braukmann water shutoff valve

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    • #277616
      Doris C. Ortiz

      Before going on vacation, I shut off the water at the main valve and can not turn it back on. The handle on my honeywell braukmann water shutoff valve is locked in place at a 90 degree angle to the water pipe and I don’t want to put too much pressure on it or I think it may break off. Is there a spring or something that is locking the valve in place? Does anyone have any suggestions how to get the handle to budge so I can turn the water back on?

    • #296700
      Retired plbg1
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      I never saw one before but looked it up in Google and they said something about openning a vent to releve press. if it dont work they said it needs overhaul. Let me know. You might try to go to http://www.google.com and get # off vale and they mught give you some info.



      Art retired plbg

    • #296701
      BobR
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      I gave up and had a plumber come over. He freed up the water shutoff valve handle and I was able to turn the water back on.

      Bob R

    • #296702
      AKPlumber
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      Packing nut?

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