Dual valve on hot water line

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  1. Odin Robinson

    Odin Robinson New Member

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    I recently remodeled and out in new sink plumbing and this is my current hot water line setup. The valve is shark bite with 3/8" threaded top which I used the t connector that came with the dishwasher kit to connect the dishwasher line. The plumbing inspector didn't approve because he said I need to install valves so the faucet or dishwasher could be shut off independently. Do I need to take the shark bite valve off and install a dual shut off valve? Or is there a way I can do this without taking off the shark bite valve? Thanks in advance for the help.
     

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Remove the shutoff and install a double shutoff.
    Also, no tape is needed for the supply lines. It does nothing but make a mess and get in the threads that are meant to hold the next fitting on.
    I have always installed a separate shutoff for the faucet and one for the dishwasher.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    We almost ALWAYS use a dual outlet, (NOT a dual shutoff one), valve for the dishwasher, which is essentially what you have there, and the inspectors have absolutely no issue with it.
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Is that Sharkbite valve grabbing on to PEX? That white thing below the valve looks like an F1960 expansion ring. If so, how did you transition to PEX from the copper?
     
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