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Thread: Broken ball valve

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    Broken ball valve

    Hello all
    Here in NY getting the pool ready. I went to turn the ball valve that connects to my bottom drain but broke it. It's a red handle with kbi in the center of the top of handle. The handle itself has a short 3/4" extension and the other side is about 2". Under the handle, still on the pipe is a black screw with a rectangular top that I can get a wrench on but still can't turn it. It is about 5 - 6 years old
    Any ideas??


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    Re: Broken ball valve

    Gently tap the valve with a rubber mallet and see if that loosens it up.
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    Re: Broken ball valve

    That is the normal outcome with ball valves after a few years. That is why we recommend Jandy neverlube valves or similar valves from Hayward, Pentair and others.
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