Replace PVC Ball Valves
1. Ensure that water pump (CLS only) and water heater circuit breakers are set to the OFF position.
2. Ensure water supply is disconnected, and water pressure has been relieved from the system.
3. Use a hacksaw to remove the damaged valve (1). Cut the valve out approximately -inch from the
pipe connections (2), leaving the connections on the pipe.
Use caution when attempting to cut the remaining valve connections from the pipe. A
knife may easily slip, injuring personnel.
If possible, use a hacksaw to make a cut into the remaining valve connections. Then,
use a knife to remove the connection from the pipe.
4. Use a knife to remove the valve pipe connections (2) from the pipe (3).
5. Clean and dry the two opposing ends of the remaining pipe (3).
6. Apply PVC primer, then cement, to both ends of the new pipe (3).
7. Apply PVC primer, then cement, to both ends of the new valve (1).
8. Slide the replacement PVC valve (1) onto the pipe ends (3) and let the cement set for at least 45
minutes before applying water pressure.