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norespect

10:19AM | 12/02/03
Member Since: 12/30/02
46 lifetime posts
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I am in the final stages of finishing my basement and I always come here if I need an answer because everyone is so helpful.
I stubbed out my waterlines for the toilet and sink.I intended to solder on the shut-offs but I ran across some that have compression fittings for the inlet side. I can't believe that it could be this simple to install the shut-offs.
So,is it true that I can install these on 1/2" copper and not have to do any soldering?

Richard Ramsey

12:57PM | 12/02/03
Member Since: 10/06/03
5 lifetime posts
I recently installed a basement bath. I used the compression type fittings. I had trouble getting a leak tight fit. I believe most experienced plumblers would prefer using the solder type.

erik peterson

03:01AM | 12/03/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
most plumbers use compression....you must put sealant on the ferrell, either pipe dope or teflon. erik

hoganem

09:12AM | 12/08/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
I live in a brand new house and they were sweated on. I hired out the plumbing, and they did good. I asked a question on here about sweating on a brass colored valve and if the sweating heat tarnishes the bright brass, answer was no.

Compression will work, but is subject to leaking, once its sweated properly they don't leak.

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