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Old 04-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #16
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Hm, I had to tighten my compression stops onto my copper stub-outs really freaking tight, to the point where the started to groan, to stop them from leaking. Thought about using teflon to make the nuts easier to turn, but figured it was against code or something. Next time though I'll go ahead and use the tape!
I learned the hard way about how tight these suckers need to be - I felt like I was gonna bust the copper pipe in half at some point (in my head...I'm 99% sure i don't have the strength to crush a nut and ferrule and pipe all at once)

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I learned the hard way about how tight these suckers need to be - I felt like I was gonna bust the copper pipe in half at some point (in my head...I'm 99% sure i don't have the strength to crush a nut and ferrule and pipe all at once)
It becoming a real problem.
The ferrules are now 100% lead free and are not as soft as the old ones, this makes it more difficult to get a good seal between the ferrule and the copper.
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OP, where do those other lines go?
Pedestal sink and a claw foot tub...
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It becoming a real problem.
The ferrules are now 100% lead free and are not as soft as the old ones, this makes it more difficult to get a good seal between the ferrule and the copper.
Put a drop of lube oil or a dab of plumber's grease on the threads and tighten the nut one (1) round after all slack is removed. It's been that way since compression fittings were invented but the directions just aren't on the ferrule box anymore.

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