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Old 04-11-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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is it possible to use a compression shut off on Galvanized 1/2" pipe?


Ok so i have old galvanized pipe for my sink in my upstairs bathroom. It is threaded and I can't find any shut off valves that are threaded...well my wife doesn't like the ones from depot and stuff.

What I would like to know is can I use compression somehow? or Do you guys know of any place I can get nice looking shut off valves.

Did i mention that they have to be chrome.

I was thinking that I could use the compression shut off and just get a chrome nut that would tighten both sides to the pipe? Not going to happen? or can I do that?

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There are no compression shut off that will fit --sorry--You could remove the 1/2' nipple and solder up a copper stub-out.

Better be mighty important--that old iron could snap off inside the wall.

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are you saying that even taking the old shut offs off could snap the pipe? Maybe I'll just have to spray paint them with chrome.


Can't have any copper there...my wife doesn't want it. She wants all chrome.

I thought you can't solder if it isn't the same material?

Second thing is that I have to use those chrome supply tubes not the flex cables. So i need compression on that end and the shut off s I have now are all threads. Is there a fitting that I could put on the shut off that will let me use the chrome supply tube??

She is gong to kill me if this can't be done.
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you may kill her when the leaking starts
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any suggestions as to what I can do?

So will taking off the old shut offs cause an issue?
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pics would help
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here are some pics

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looks like a pedestal sink setup, i understand her concern. you may need to open up the drywall to see how the nipple is connected, but you should be able to replace with a chrome nip and the valve with riser that you are looking for with threaded ends that will work to the female part that is in the wall.
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I think I figured out a way to use the supply tubes with this shut off. If I use the nuts from a new shut off. The nuts on the new ones are threaded on one end and compression on the other. So if i take them off and put them on the old shut offs I can use the supply tubes.

I'm sure this will work. Its half way to what I need to do. Better than nothing I guess.

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