can someone tell me where to find, if possible, what I'm looking for?
I have an exterior spigot on my house. It's just a regular spigot;
inside the house there is a stop and waste valve to shut it off in the
wintertime. I rebuilt the valve so I can shut it off, but it needs to
be replaced as I can't turn it on (part of it is cracked, and when I
cleaned all the lime and scale off of it when I rebuilt it it started
leaking.) I can't find a new one with which to replace it!
This valve is mounted horizontally on the wall with the flow from left
to right (as you look at the stem.) All I can seem to find are valves
that flow from right to left. Does anyone know of a source for
"backwards" S&W valves, preferably ball type (I'm starting to become a
ball valve convert for reasons of better flow and lack of rubber washers
and packing to replace, which seems to be a regular event whenever I
touch a new valve around here,) or is a "simple" valve replacement that
I was hoping to avoid in the first place going to involve a lot of
There's another wrinkle to this which is that I have the same exact
setup in another, less accessable location in the house and that valve
also needs a rebuild. If I mung that up, I'm going to have the same
problem but with a far greater PITA factor.
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