: I'm working on replacing shut off valves (aka angle stops) on my pedastal sink in the bathroom. A couple of sources (one a book and one a magazine article) say the way to do that is with compression nuts. Is that better than sweating the angle stop on? Will compression hold up over time? TIA.
My experience is that compression connections are used because they are easier and quicker but the problem that can occur is the shutoff has to be replaced and the stub may not be long enough for another compression type or solder fitting.I try to use solder on types when ever possible..