Re: shut off valves
Posted by Deb on January 07, 2004 at 21:16:07:
In response to Re: shut off valves
: : : 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.

: : If the compression fitting is installed correctly, it will last forever. Since stops need to be replaced, I think it is folly to solder them.
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

: Deb,
: What do you think about using the screw on stops with 1/2" chrome nipples? (I found these decorative stops for my pedestal sinks)

We have used threaded fittings for a long long time very successfully. Installed properly they will give you years of service. Plus the chrome nipples and decorative stops will look great on your pedestal sink.
Deb
The Pipewench


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