Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 10
Share |
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


I have the Oatey 38530 washing machine box that I like to install this weekend. The valves are designed for sweat connections but they have a plastic hub on them - I would think the hub would be removed for sweating but applying some force to it did not unscrew it from the hub. I have sent an e-mail to Oatey tech support but have not received a reply, so any help from the forum would be welcomed.
Attached Images
 

euroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
Master Plumber
 
Javiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,297
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


They do come apart, or just pre sweat a female adapter to the pipe at least six inches or more then screw it on to the nipple, now your next solder joint should be fare enough from the plastic to avoid melting it.

__________________


Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

http://www.americandrain.net
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
Master General ReEngineer
 
Bondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 3,670
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


Ayuh,.... Either slide/ unscrew the plastic piece outa the way, or use the Threads, insteada sweatin' it...
Bondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 10
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


Thanks for the reply. I took a closer look at the valve and it does look like it is a press fit - is this correct and would I* have to push the plastic part off as suppose to try to unscrew it.

The wall will be finished with tiles so I want to sweat the connection and avoid possible leaks in the future - as well I plan to turn the valves off when not in use so I like them to be well seated in the plastic hubs and not have any play.
euroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,839
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


The faucet or valve should be in the open position before soldering/sweating.

If possible, wrap a few layers of cloth or absorbent paper around the metal between where you are soldering and the plastic components and soak this with water.

Electronic solder (60/40 or 62/38) has a lower melting point compared with plumbing solder (50/50 or 40/60) and this reduces the chance of damage from soldering heat.
__________________
Stop wasting time re-adjusting the pattern. Have several lawn sprinklers, one for each pattern.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,423
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


It also has a rosin core that can pinhole and cause leaks, as far as I know. Ive never used it for plumbing for that reason. He should just use the drop eared threaded Shower L's
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,555
Default

How to sweat Oatey valve without destroying it


Wrap the brass nipple in a wet rag, use a fine flame on your torch. Heat the pipe first then move the torch to the fitting and solder quickly. Apply no more heat then necessary. You can also Clamp it in a vice- it will serve as a heat sink

__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheEplumber For This Useful Post:
Bondo (01-12-2013)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot Water Heater Problems Btabach Plumbing 7 05-21-2012 01:24 PM
Mixer valve to transfer valve installation CarlV Plumbing 0 09-13-2011 11:28 AM
Double Check Valve installation (and a few other questions) secutanudu Plumbing 0 04-17-2009 07:42 AM
Best 1/2 inch water shut off valve. Nestor_Kelebay Plumbing 10 07-25-2008 11:16 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.