04:56AM | 07/03/07
Member Since: 07/02/07
2 lifetime posts
I have a leak spraying out of my main water shutoff coming into the worries it only leaks when u turn it to shut it off (it is open all the way right now and not leaking). The house is plumbed to be a maze of galvanized pipe. I am not comfortable with that as if something were to go wrong I don't know how to fix galvanized and I cannot afford a plumber. So my objective is to cut the galvanized out before the main shutoff, convert to PVC and replumb ( I have used PVC many many times before and am very comfortable using it). The only hangup is I have never had to connect PVC to galvanized and don't know if there are special fittings for that. Someone suggested a compression coupling, but I didn't think that would works since it will be under pressure. Also, I do have the town's number to call and have water shut off before doing the work (i know someone will remind me on I do not want to leave the galvanized either because I do have some rust deposit coming from the pipes and I know swapping to PVC will help. Thanks in advance!


08:29AM | 07/03/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
First you need to use CPVC no PVC. At least for the hot.

To make the transistion you use a PVC fitting with a MALE pipe thread that you screw into a female pipe thread on a valve or a coupling.

I am not sure about the problem with the shutoff vavle. If it is leaking around the stem or won't completely shut off the flow.

In either case the valve can usually be fixed. If it is leaking around the stem it sometimes it just need tigthen the packing bonnet.

But I would replace it with a full port ball valve.


Or if it is not practical to replace the existing one then install the ball valve downstream.


09:20AM | 07/03/07
Member Since: 07/02/07
2 lifetime posts
Sorry for not using the Cpvc. I would use CPVC for all of it both hot and cold. I plan on installing a ball valve as the main shutoff. Thanks much!!!!!!!


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon