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Old 05-25-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
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Replacing leaking valves - position of handles matter?

I have a well sort of crappy task ahead of me this weekend.
both my valves (like the owner) are old and showing signs of slight leaking around the seals
It's faster to just replace them than repair them.

is there a position for the handles (other than not facing the inside of the trailer frame) that is better than the other.
should they be as level as possible?

I noticed one is pointing in a downwards position towards the pavement/ground
and the other is pointing upwards...

my assumption was to make it fun when pulling to dump tanks.

and do i need to apply anything for a lubricant while assembling them?

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Old 05-25-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
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It's not required, but I use a little pool lube on the seals whenever I replace the valves or seals.

I try to point the handles in the easiest to reach direction when operating them.
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