||03-03-2010 10:24 PM
Leaking shut off valve, am I that inept???
I put on two shut off valves for the kitchen sink today. The hot water side was done first. I wrapped the valve with a moist rag and did my sweat connection with, cleaning, flux and solder. I went to the cold water side and repeated the process, I actually put more heat on the cold water shut off valve. Later, I noticed I have a leak around where the 3/8" connection is to the water line for the faucet. There is a small seam where the threaded part of the valve is mated with the bulk of the valve. Neither sweat connection is leaking. I don't think my pipe sweat connections are done improperly.
Has anyone had an issue with shut off valves from Lowe's leaking? Seems odd that the valve that is leaking had less heat applied to it?