Shutoff Valve Cap-will it hold?
Recently we had to disconnect our fridge from the water shutoff valve because the ice maker has malfunctioned.
When we accessed the valve, much to our surprise, we found it did not shut off the water. Instead of replacing it, we used a small brass 1/4" cap and some Teflon tape to close up the connection where the hose was.
My question is: will it hold for a while? I wasn't sure if such a cap would be OK in the long run with pressure constantly on it. I'm ok with fixing it eventually, but we were in a hurry to get it resolved since having the fridge out was blocking the path to the kitchen, and was a simpler solution than changing the whole valve just to (semi) permanently shut it off.
I feel like kind of a hack/Mickey-mouser for taking a short cut, now wondering if it will later bite me in the behind.
Thanks for your input,