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Old 01-25-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Do plumbing installers use a catalytic type agent when installing Oatey valves or can they be unscrewed to replace with a new valve #38969.

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Do plumbing installers use a catalytic type agent when installing Oatey valves or can they be unscrewed to replace with a new valve #38969.

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Care to elaborate some? Valves are screwed or glued into position.

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the inlet valve is threaded cpvc. I cannot see the connection below the valve box. I am told it is also cpvc. My question is: can the present valve be simply unscrewed without damage. Or do plumbers use a sealant which would break if I try to unscrew it.
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This is what the valve looks like that you are trying to remove. It's usually installed with teflon tape & pipe dope so there shouldn't be a problem with the valve. (C)PVC does not normally age well & can be brittle so be careful when undoing the connection. Use crescent wrenches only, holding the CPVC firmly & unscrewing at the valve.
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I would not try to remove that without backing up the other fitting..asking for trouble... is that in a washer box???
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Thank you for responding. Yes it is in an Oatey box containing hot on left, cold on right and drain to far right. The cpvc threaded female is below the bottom of the box and behind wallboard. I cannot see it or figure how to grip it without cutting into the wall. Is that what is required? Wow. Is it not safe to try to turn it out just above the box?

Again, thanks so much for your response.

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Thank you for responding. Yes it is in an Oatey box containing hot on left, cold on right and drain to far right. The cpvc threaded female is below the bottom of the box and behind wallboard. I cannot see it or figure how to grip it without cutting into the wall. Is that what is required? Wow. Is it not safe to try to turn it out just above the box?

Again, thanks so much for your response.

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wow is right..had 2-that my guys did like yours on cpvc..both broke the pipe because no support....
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Thank you so much. Seems this is more than I bargained for as a do it yourself job.

Best to you,

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Thank you so much. Seems this is more than I bargained for as a do it yourself job.

Best to you,

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best to you as well ..sorry for the bad news...ben

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