|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.
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.
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