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Old 06-27-2020, 11:38 AM
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The seacock for my live well pump is stuck closed. Its weird because the handle moves freely but the ball valve is stuck closed. I even took the handle off and tried to turn the arm with a wrench. The arm itself moves freely and turns but again the ball valve is stuck closed and won't rotate open.

Anyone know how these work/any way I can troubleshoot or at least get the valve open for now until I can schedule to have the boat pulled and valve replaced?

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Old 06-27-2020, 12:09 PM
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There is nothing you can do unless you pull the boat.If that valve is stuck open you could flood the boat,if its closed and you open it you may not be able to close it.Not worth the risk.
Old 06-27-2020, 12:21 PM
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Sounds like the ball is frozen. Replace, or if it’s serviceable, rebuild it. Either way, do it out of the water!
Old 06-28-2020, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dbms37 View Post
The seacock for my live well pump is stuck closed. Its weird because the handle moves freely but the ball valve is stuck closed. I even took the handle off and tried to turn the arm with a wrench. The arm itself moves freely and turns but again the ball valve is stuck closed and won't rotate open.

Anyone know how these work/any way I can troubleshoot or at least get the valve open for now until I can schedule to have the boat pulled and valve replaced?

Much appreciated
On most ball valves the stem is usually flat on two sides and the top of the ball has a slot cut into it that the stem rides in, if that stem is turning and the ball isn't moving the stem is probably rounded off and the valve will need to be replaced. Your other option is a bit more tedious and may be impossible depending on how much room you have around your valve. Since the ball is stuck you could drill it out and add another valve on top of the existing valve, but replacing it is the best option. Good luck.
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Thanks guys, not going to mess around, going to have the boat pulled and valve replaced.
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Beat it.....just beat it. No one wants to be defeated.

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