|Posted by Ray on February 01, 2003 at 14:58:56:|
|In response to Re: Angle Valve Problems|
: Resolution: Called in a plumber, who explained that the problem was having used the OLD nut with the NEW valve. Apparently these things are machined together to create a perfect seal. The old nut must be removed, and to do so requires a special tool. He installed the new nut, with the brass sleeve, tightened it down, and screwed the valve properly into place. (By the way, the reason I could not insert the brass sleeve properly was because the old one was still in there. I just didn't have an adequate understanding of how the fixture is assembled.)
I appreciate the response to my earlier questions. (P.S. The plumber didn't charge me much to fix my problem.)
: My impression that you should have called a plumber to start with. Now it appears you have a major job, unless it is easier than you have indicated. Yes call a plumber before you have a flood. I hope you have not had one before this message gets to you.
: : :The brass sleeve wouldn't go far enough inside the existing nut to allow the valve to screw on. I couldn't match the threads up.
: : : : I just replaced an angle valve and supply line to my toilet. (The pipe from the wall is copper tubing.) The valve comes with a brass compression sleeve that is supposed to go over the copper pipe (and inside the valve when screwed down on the nut.) Unfortunately, I could not insert the brass sleeve in far enough to allow the valve to be screwed on, so instead, to prevent leaks, I inserted a rubber o-ring inside the valve, and this seems to work. Is there any danger in using the o-ring instead of the brass sleeve? Thanks.
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