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Old 12-23-2011, 09:14 AM   #16
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Thanks gentlemen. Looks easy enough. Last question. Since the pipes are close to the wall, I'm not sure if I'll be able to use a copper cutting tool because of leverage. I won't be able to fully turn it around the pipe. Should I just use a hacksaw to cut the pipe?

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Should I just use a hacksaw to cut the pipe?
You can use whatever you want BUT and I say BUT if you use a hacksaw you had better make sure you have a straight cut if using a compression fitting on that end.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:59 PM   #18
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No should look like this:

Sorry Epson

Heres a decent video from Brasscraft on how to install a compression fitting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0UW5QHRg34

The video shows an angle shut-off. You would use a straight shut-off like the one pictured by myself or Epson. Just make sure when you start tightening the compression nut on the 1/2 copper that the valve itself does not turn at all during any of the tightening.
Haha ok mine is old and yours is a newer installation…
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Haha ok mine is old and yours is a newer installation…
Glad you saw the humor in it.
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Shark Bites and their clones makes shutoffs if you want to go that route.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:53 PM   #22
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Thanks gentlemen. Looks easy enough. Last question. Since the pipes are close to the wall, I'm not sure if I'll be able to use a copper cutting tool because of leverage. I won't be able to fully turn it around the pipe. Should I just use a hacksaw to cut the pipe?
How close are they? you can use a small tube cutter like this


or this one

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