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Old 08-22-2010, 10:56 PM   #16
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ball valves: sweat vs threaded


personally i never use sweated valves anymore.
i've done hundreds of feet of copper piping and all different fittings. have never had anything leak except for multiple ball valve sweat joints when i thought i did everything right.

i now only use threaded valves, and apply teflon and pipe dope. this also lets me get a little further away from the valve with the torch.

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #17
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ball valves: sweat vs threaded


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You can transition between different pipe materials using a threaded valve. copper on incoming side and pex on outgoing side. or galvanized to pex, etc.
Ahhhh...I see. That makes sense, I've seen that done before. Thank you!

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