Thanks Matt30. I planned on shutting off the water at the main, opening the faulty valve, and then slowly removing the braided hose. I don't have any other faucets in between or after to help drain any water in the line. If you have a better suggestion, please let me know. I didn't think about the risk of using vice grips, thanks for pointing that out. I'll use two wrenches. Is there any harm if I let this drip for a day or two? We have a large snowstorm starting and I don't want to risk being without water for an extended period during a storm, so I may wait to try this repair.
You're going to want to release the pressure off the line before you take the old valve off. Otherwise you get an unwanted shower. Make sure you use two wrenches, not vice grips. With vice grips you risk deforming the female end. It's only red brass, not steel.
Unless something goes horribly wrong, it should take you only 10 minutes to make the repair. I'm a fan of applying both Teflon and pipe dope to the threads.
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