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Old 11-14-2011, 05:30 PM   #16
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Hey Hammerlane,

Mine is 16 years old. There is no leak. At one time there was a small leak that helped to rust that, but it does not leak anymore. Just that handle rusted and broke off.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #17
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I finally get the tabs cut off the new valve body so it will fit on the old taps. Secure new valve body to old taps(so i think), turn water back on and water starts spraying out where they meet. After several attempts to adjust, cannot stop leak.

Contact Oatey again and am told that even though both taps look identical, dimensionally they are a little different and the new valve body will not fit on the old taps.

Looks like I'm going into the wall to cut out the old taps and install the new. Oatey is going to provide me with an access panel covering for the wall cutout.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #18
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the taps are male threaded, so they should be connected to the cold/hot water lines by a female threaded connector. should be easy to see by removing the wall cover. then just remove them and replace them with the new taps with some pipe dope + teflon tape.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #19
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I could sweat a female adaptor onto the 1/2 supply line then thread the tap into that. Or the tap is a 1/2 copper sweat fitting that I can sweat right onto the existing supply line.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #20
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yeah i think the picture on the left is the right way to do it because you aren't allowed to have any threaded connections inside walls. unsweat the old ones and sweat the new ones onto the copper.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:05 PM   #21
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After installing the new valve I worked on the old one a little. I was able to get the valve body taken apart to replace o-rings. Thought I'd post some photos in case someone has similar:
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #22
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a few more photos:
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Finally got around to pressure testing the old valve that I replaced the o-rings on and there were no leaks at the stem.

I had one 1/2 FIP x 3/4 hose adaptor I attached to each end of the taps to supply water. Then used an old piece of tubing I use with hose adaptors already on it hooked up to a spigot to supply the water. I left each side pressurized for about 10 minutes.

No leaks at the stem.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #24
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did the new valve you put on attch and seal properly to the stems in photo#2 in post #10?
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Today I finished repairing/replacing my leaking Oatey washer shut off...single handle.
Initially my internet search was misleading as I came away thing I needed a Watts shut off. But, before I left the house to find one I measured and took pictures of what I had. To my surprise, the closeup clearly showed I had an Oatey. Wow.
I drove to several hardware stores getting differing advice on what to do. Some said I needed a repair kit...which no one seemed to have, but could order.
On my last stop, I was told to buy the whole package and my old box like structure could be pulled out of the wall. Or, I could take out the two top screws and pull up on the top case.
He was right, after taking out the top screws the top lifted out.
But, I had to grind off two protruding tabs. Installed new part and turned on water...Wham...water all over. The new part did not quite match the old.
1)The stems were slightly larger in diameter
2)The screws were 1/16" longer and had a wider head
3)The inside cavity height was taller
4)I tried it. It almost worked....but leaked around the washers, both at base and around screw head

I did some more level seat grinding and still realized I needed thicker washers....like garden hose washers around stems.
I used the longer new screws which had their thin new washers.
Put my creation together.
I turned on the water very slowly. Well....it worked!!!
This took most of the day. I do not believe a kit existed.
I hear the washer running as I write.
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I did some more level seat grinding and still realized I needed thicker washers....like garden hose washers around stems.
I used the longer new screws which had their thin new washers.
Put my creation together.
I turned on the water very slowly. Well....it worked!!!
This took most of the day. I do not believe a kit existed.
I hear the washer running as I write.
Keep an eye on it to make sure a drip doesnt develop

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