Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
Posted by Mitch on January 16, 2004 at 23:31:51:
In response to Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
If the line going up form the valve is soldered to the valve, then it sounds like you're stick with soldering. You could probably use a 1/2x1/2 compression fitting somewhere in between. If it doesn't leak you're OK cause the pipe is only under pressure when the shower valve is on. By the way, are you absolutely sure the fitting at the top is leaking. Have you capped off the end of the shower arm and turned on the shower to be sure you have a leak at that point? If it's a very tiny leak, it might clog up with depsoits over time anyway. Just a thought.
: : Your plan will work, but don't use a compression fitting in the wall. You do need to take down or cut 2" X 4"'s unless absolutely necessary, don't create any more work than you need to.
: : Good Luck. e-plumber

: E-plumber or anybody-

: Is using PVC acceptable? And if so, how would you go about doing this if you were replacing just that supply line from the valve to the elbow up top?




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