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Hi gentlemen I am back with another question.
He cannot seem to get the salt water intake valve open and is afraid of breaking it and having to pay(????) for a haul out. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I know, WD 40 -----???

Sue, dealing with someone who is frustrated and so am I!!!!! Not Good!!!!
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Try pouring hot water, the hotter the better, over the seacock... that will usually free it up. Wear heavy rubber gloves when doing this so the water doesn't burn/scald you.
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Put a pressurized hose to it.Wrap the end in a rag for a seal and run water to it.Hot is better but FLOW works.....

Prevent by greasing them......
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I just worked on my seacocks today. On my seacock, there is a nut on the other side ( 180 degrees ) of the handle. Loosen that nut and the valve should open.
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If it is a ball valve seacock, many do not have a nut on the other side to loosen...

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I just worked on my seacocks today. On my seacock, there is a nut on the other side ( 180 degrees ) of the handle. Loosen that nut and the valve should open.
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