fireplace gas valve leaking

pyromaniacMarch 4, 2009

My gas valve leaks through the key hole, but only when the gas is turned on. Is their a way to repair the valve without removing the mantel, tile, etc?

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SeattlePioneer

Remove the bezel that covers the hole in the wall by turning the beze counter clockwise, which unthreads it from the gas valve.

Once it's removed, use a flashlight to examine the valve. Often the wall shutoff valves have a packing nut on the front of the valve that works loose and causes a leak. You can use a spray bottle of water and a lot of dishwashing detergent to diclose the leak.

Tighten the packing nut clockwise a bit until the leak stops.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 5:16PM
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pyromaniac

Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 5:21PM
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chengzhi

Anyone knows which plumber in Houston, TX can fix fireplace gas valve leaking in the same way as Mr. seattlepioneer did ?

Thanks !

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 1:43PM
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