Forum Title: gate valve vs ball valve - hot water pump
I have two gate valves which isolate my hot water circulation pump (B&G series 100). They are starting to leak (very slow drip - drip) and I am thinking I should replace them. Would I be better off to use brass ball valves or just replace the existing gate valves (not sure of the metal)?https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5f0m68gob...32403.jpg?dl=0 (you should be able to zoom in on this large image once loaded) It looks like I'll have to un-bolt the bottom of the pump so I can unscrew the valves and pipe back to the water heater.
Category: Plumber Post By: DANA RIOS (Covina, CA), 08/19/2016

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- SALLY NEWMAN (Wichita, KS), 09/29/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by Mr_David Use a quality ball valve. If it's a cheap import the stems break. install valve at heater and drain between valve and pump Use two ball valves for above the pump as well as below - correct? (as well as swap the hose bib in front of the lower valve. I'm waiting to receive flange gaskets before I dismantle the setup. (just irks me that the original plumber didn't know or wasn't thinking when he first installed the loop system.)

- HOWARD GRAY (Grand Prairie, TX), 09/29/2017

Use a quality ball valve. If it's a cheap import the stems break. install valve at heater and drain between valve and pump

- CAROL JACKSON (Concord, NC), 10/05/2017

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