I have a Ball Valve that's leaking on some piping that I'm working on for an irrigation project. In the image, it's the one with the pink square around it. I bought 3 of them from Home Depot, all identical and that one is leaking.
It only leaks when it's open (not closed). The water pressure is 60 PSI in that section and the product says it can handle up to 150 PSI. The problem is that I've already glued everything in place and it will be a real pain to cut out and replace.
- Is there a way to repair that type of Ball Valve without replacing it?
- In the future, how do I test a Ball Valve that I've bought before gluing it in place so I don't end up in this situation? (i.e. If I have to replace it I don't want to replace it with another faulty one.)