leaking compression fittings on supply valves

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by emptyb, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. emptyb

    emptyb New Member

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    This morning I discovered, unfortunately not until considerable water had collected, that the fitting downstream of the push-pull type supply valves to my dishwasher and sink hot water. Constant little dripping from this crimp, compression-type fitting, integral to the supply tubing. (Sorry, I don't know the correct terms.)

    How do I fix this? Can I simply squeeze harder on these fittings? Do I have to buy new valves? (How are these attached to the copper supply lines?)

    Many thanks in advance.

    - Mark
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Mark,

    Could you take a digital picture and post it?
    max size should be 400 pixels.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    valve

    They slide on and are held by "teeth" about the only way to remove them is to pull them while twisting them.
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