The brass shut-off valve in your water pipe is often kept open for a long period of time and rarely used. One day you want to use it but found out it is unexpectedly broken!
Therefore, many people want to learn the disassembly steps of the water pipe valve and replace it by themselves. After all, it does not seem to be difficult! All you need to do is to follow the three steps according to this article.
1. Generally, the broken valve of the water pipe is mostly caused by the damage of the valve core of the valve, so it is only necessary to purchase an identical valve core, and it is not necessary to replace all of them. Before you replace it, be sure to turn off the main switch! The first step is to remove the cartridge! As shown in the picture below, find a wrench, adjust it to a suitable size, and remove the cartridge.
2.When you unscrew the brass cartridge, you can see that the cartridge inside is made of iron, and it is rusted, the water on it is black! Therefore, we can also understand the importance of buying valves from a quality supplier, like the valves manufactured by HONGDA. Our valves are made of high-quality brass, so when you buy the replacement cartridge, you must remember to choose high-quality brass parts! You can take the removed cartridge and go to the local plumbing store to buy one of the same specifications.
3.Next, we will wrap the new valve core with raw material tape a few times, tighten the valve with a wrench again, put the screw cap on, and you’re done!