Re: Angle Valve Problems
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 also think the existing pipe is too short for me to cut the end off and start over with a new nut. Is it time to call a plumber?

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: : : A very good danger of the valve sliding off and flooding the house. If an "O" ring were sufficient, that is what the companies would send. Why didn't the new valve go on properly, especially if it was replacing an existing valve that was properly attached?

: : : : 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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