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crystall

03:30PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
1 lifetime posts
I have a compression fitting connecting the hot water heater to the water supply line. I have replaced this fitting at least three times and when 6 months to 1 year goes by it fails. This fitting is made by Quest and is 7/8 OD. Any helpful ideas to correct this ongoing problem? Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks!

bobp

03:56PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
Crystall,

Search the net for info on Quest. Then get a licensed plumber out to replace it with copper. Otherwise, you will continue to have the problem.

Bob

rpxlpx

03:50AM | 01/30/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Probably the most permanent solution is as bobp says - soldered copper.
But I'd like to comment that I've used compression fittings on several water heaters over several years (that I still own) and none has failed. Maybe if you just get a different brand....

jrallenplumb

01:18PM | 02/01/03
Member Since: 01/31/03
29 lifetime posts
try useing a tube 7/8 compression adapter to a flex hot water heater line and this should outlast your quest problems by far.


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