Re: Compression fitting problems
Posted by Terry Love on January 16, 2004 at 12:30:29:
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?

With a solid riser for a toilet, the top with the 7/8" nut is tightened first. Then when that is snug, you can tighten up the lower compression sleeve and nut.
Make sure you are not using any Teflon tape. That is a sure way to cause problems.

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