installing shutoff valves


Good Evening everyone:
I am attempting for the first time to install new shut off valves under my kitchen sink. The reason why I am replacing these valves is that I noticed a leak coming from my kitchen spout. When I turned off the cold water shutoff valve and turned the faucet on, no water came thru the pipe. But when I turned off the hot water shut off valve and turned on the hot water faucet, water still came out of the spout. I have located the cold water valve to shut off the water to the entire house. Will I have to drain my water heater so that no water comes out of the pipe when I attempt to change the shutoff valves? I am new to this so any help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance Jeffrey Dressner
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JEFF DRESSNER wrote:

No, not necessary to drain heater.
There may be other surprises waiting for you though when you try to get the old valves off (depending on lots of variables).
Here's a trick that may help- If the shutoffs look like a common garden variety available today, leave the valve body in and replace the stem from an identical valve. Or...pull the stem and rebuild (new washer). Still lots of gotchas but take a look before getting in too deep...
Jim
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Stratr project early morning of a day you have off, like a saturday.
this is no time to start a project after a long day of work a couple hours before the stores close.
a local hardware store can be way more helpful than a lowes or home depot.
hardware stores often can drill out broken screws and help in other ways
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Stratr project early morning of a day you have off, like a saturday.
this is no time to start a project after a long day of work a couple hours before the stores close.
a local hardware store can be way more helpful than a lowes or home depot.
hardware stores often can drill out broken screws and help in other ways
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