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Old 04-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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I am a recently new home owner and completely novice handy man and the other day I had the bright idea to change out my kitchen faucet after it started leaking to something a little more modern. After you tubing some do it yourself videos I figured the challenge would be simple and it was altogether fairly easy except for one part. The hot water has a shutoff valve that will allow you to connect to a supply line. However, my cold water has a very odd shutoff valve that will not allow me to connect it to a new supply line that is already on my faucet because it has a supply line connected to the valve that is unable to be disconnected. I don't want to break anything that I am going to regret later on so I was hoping I could get some friendly online advice! Pictures to come, gotta shrink the files because they are too large.

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Here is a picture of the current supply lines and valves.
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I can't help much---I've run into those things twice and had to slit the side of the plastic using a multi-tool and remove it by breaking off the slit fitting----

Someone here must know the secret of removing those early push on fittings---Mike----
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Yah, I don't want to create a bigger problem for myself. I'm hoping someone might now the easier way to remove that valve and if I should expect for the piping to have some threading on the end that I can connect a new valve to or if I'm going to have to solder on a threading to the end.

An easy fix I suppose would be to buy a connector for the old supply line to the new supply line that is already on the new faucet i bought. However I would like to replace the old one so that my water pressure will improve.
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The fitting at the top of the supply lines look common enough.Could you not just unscrew them from the old fauct and on to the new one?
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Looks like you could, but I dislike reusing supply lines.
Buy yourself a new shuttoff and supply line when you buy the faucet.
You might get by without replacing those, but running to the store in the middle of a plumbing project is never fun.
I always buy what I might need, then return after project is finished.
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I have only dealt with that type of a couple of times too. Basically, you have to out smart it.
Like Mike said, it's an early version of a shark bite fitting so its just pushed on the copper stub. Once you get it of install a 5/8 comp x 3/8 comp angle stop and your good to go.
I shouldn't have to say this, but turn off the house supply and relieve the pressure before you tinker with the valve.
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I can't help much---I've run into those things twice and had to slit the side of the plastic using a multi-tool and remove it by breaking off the slit fitting----

Someone here must know the secret of removing those early push on fittings---Mike----
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