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Glass gauge cock repack?

Fizz
Fizz Member Posts: 547
On closing glass gauge lower valve slight leak at nut when attempting blow-down gauge, which stopped on opening. Can or should they be repacked?

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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,803
    Repacked? It depends on what type/brand of valve you have and how old it is. Some don't repack at all or that well. Because of this, most of the time when the valve is leaking I have elected to change it. That fixes the leak without question.

    If this is a glass gasket on the gauge glass then you can change the washers.
    For now, it sounds like you have back seated the valve stopping the leak.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,803
    Also.......you might be able to just tighten the packing nut too.
    Dan_NJkcopp
  • Fizz
    Fizz Member Posts: 547
    Tightened nut, seems to have worked. In future, will clean glass old fashioned way, remove and clean, which I've done in past.

    Thanks Int