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04:35AM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
Do plumbers today use compression fittings for supply valves for sinks and toilets or do you still prefer to sweat the valve on to the copper supply line?

What is easiest? What is best?

What do you do with a nice shiny brass supply valve, does the heat from sweat discolor it?

plumber Tom

02:23PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
I prefer solder joints. Compression joints will eventually give you a problem as a result of expansion and contraction. A solder joint will last as long as the pipe. Care must be taken to wipe the acid flux off, after soldering. Sweating should not discolor the valve, if too much heat is not applied.

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