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Old 11-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Leaking Qest Toilet Valve's


Hello, Glad I found this forum - hopefully we can get some help with our issue. We have a house we bought in 2005 that was built in the 80's and we are having issue's with the toilet valve's leaking. We found out that they are Qest gray valve's and there was a lawsuit about this type of plumbing but that the time has expired to make a claim. One of the values goes to a pipe that is in the master bathroom and the entire master bathroom is tiled so we can't just replace the pipe in the wall and fix the sheet rock, etc.

Any suggestions on how we might retro-fit or fix these leaky gray valve's since we can't or don't want to replace the entire plumbing? This is on the 2nd floor as well, so no access through a different wall (well, maybe the bedroom wall but that would make the project MUCH larger than we were hoping for!

I am surprised this Qest plumbing was not disclosed at the time we purchased the house, but that is a matter or a different forum!

Thank you in advance!

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Do you have quest pipe also?

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I am not sure, I just asked my husband who is attempting the repair work and he wasn't sure either...the only part we are having the issue with at the moment is the valve handles, and so far 3 out of the 4 toilets in the house have the same problem....

How can we tell? Will the pipe in the wall be the same grey color as the Valve?
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The part that attaches to the wall is also grey plastic but has a smooth cooper tube on the inside of it (no threads on it), does that help?
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The part that attaches to the wall is also grey plastic but has a smooth cooper tube on the inside of it (no threads on it), does that help?
I think your saying copper pipe is stubbed out of the wall which is a good thing. I don't know a lot about quest fittings because my boss wouldn't use them. but you should be able to replace them with a good quality compression angle stop.
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