Re: ball valve frozen in place . . . ideas?
Can you post a picture of the valve?
If there are two very large screws on top or on the front of the valve, these can be removed to extract the valve body from the supply plumbing. Once you remove the valve, you can probably see the answer to your dilemma. Of course, you'll want to shut off the main supply before doing this. You may be able to find an identical replacement valve and just screw it onto the existing stubs.
Whenever working with stubborn equipment, remember this mantra: "If brute force doesn't work, use more."
Last edited by Fencepost; 06-06-2009 at 08:31 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.