The rebuild kit for mine was not much less than a whole new unit.
Slapped it in and turned the water back on.
It was suggested by 2 different plumbing supply houses that rebuilding
them is just not worth the trouble.
I replaced ours last year. It was a quick job because it had a half
union. Just out of curiosity I asked how much the rebuild kit cost and
it was only a few bucks less than a brand new regulator. They said no
one ever buys them for that reason.
Same thing with the single handle laundry valve. It had a little drip.
The rebuild kit was $1 less than a new valve and looked like it would be
a bear to install. I removed two screws, swapped the valve assembly,
installed the screws and the job was done.
re: "It was a quick job because it had a half union."
Did you have to sweat anything?
Mine had a union, but even after loosening it, there was no way to get
the regulator out.
I had to cut a pipe on one side and sweat in a repair coupling.
It was no big deal...less work that adding the access panel to close
off the hole in the ceiling.
That was fun...feel free to ask how I did that - and made it look good
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