Yanche wrote:My approach to the dripping after testing is to make it easy to replace. I install them with a full port ball valve. Then when one continues to drip after testing it's easily removed. I just reuse the cleaned or refurbished one from last year's removal that continued to drip. Almost always, only the gasket or seat needs cleaning. To assure the ball valve doesn't get closed I remove the handle or wire and tag it in the open position.coaledsweat wrote:Once tripped, a lot of them will drip. Some eventually stop, some do not. It gets worse with steam.
I once proposed this valve idea to a mentor - who just about spit his coffee at me and in short four letter words with other gyration and experlative "suggested" that if I ever did that on one of his jobs, and the boiler inspector didn't have us killed --- He would!
I suppose bad experience can be a harsh teacher. Your mileage may vary.