Re: Compression fitting problems
Posted by Deb on January 16, 2004 at 11:08:52:
In response to Re: Compression fitting problems
: : : I am hard connecting a toilet with 1/2 inch flexible chrome pipe. The fitting on the stop is a compression fitting. This is my second try (the first I gorrillaed the nut until I broke it.) I keep getting water seeping through between the pipe and the sleeve. What could be causing this continual problem with such a simple device. I am at my wits end...

: : Go to the local home improvement store and buy a stainless steel flexible closet supply line.
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

: I'm really partial to the look of the hard pipe. It goes much better with the fixtures and the look of the room. Any ideas how to make the compression fitting work?

The supply riser needs to be absolutely square to the world--it cannot be slanated off to one side or the other. Use a little oil or pipe dope on the threads and tighten snug. I find that more compression fittings leak from overtightening than undertightening. If the pipe is moved after tightening, it can leak.
The Pipewench

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