Brass gate valve maintenance
Screw the packaging gland properly when leakage occurs stem and to tighten in 1/8 to 1/4 turn increments until leak stops.
Do not disassemble valve while under pressure nor with entrapped hazardous fluids therein.
Threaded End Gate Valve
- Make sure all surfaces are clear and free of debris on the piping connection.
- Use teflon tape or approved sealant is recommended.
- Prepare two smooth-jawed adjustable wrenches when installing the valve. A loosely fitting pipe wrench can distort the valve and causes a leak.
- Apply one wrench on the hex nearest the joint being tightened to prevent breaking the seal between the end cap and body of the valve.