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Old 06-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
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I just don't use them at all (unless they are attached to the faucet---

From these flex lines,I have repaired a flooded new basement job--carpet--trim and doors--24" of drywall--

a complete new kitchen---hardwood floors and cabinets--

A 1500 sf maple floor and all drywall in the 2000 square foot basement--and doors and trim--

So I just don't use them--I don't want that risk or responsibility.

I realize they seldom fail--but when they do,especially in an unoccupied house,the costs are great.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #17
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I always use ridged chrome lines---the flexible ones don't look very professional in my opinion.
And I have seen them fail on many occasions-(with very expensive damage)-I just don't trust flex lines.
I agree with you Mike. People say they don't fail and thats why they use them. But in reality what they're saying is I can't figure out how to bend supply lines properly so I'll use something simple. Same goes for water heater flex lines. My trade is getting dummy'd down....
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Thanks for all the advise everyone. I just removed the solder with a torch and the bolts slid right out. Now I'm looking at how to remove and replace the water supply valve.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #19
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Describe what you have or post a picture---Mike---
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #20
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Here is a picture of the water supply valve that I'm trying to replace:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...crapbookPhotos

What steps would you recommend?
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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Heat it up on the pipe side. it is sweated on.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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That is sweated on---but the copper pipe is long enough to use a compression stop valve.

You need a tubing cutter and 2 crescent wrenches.

And an angled stop valve--5/8" (1'2" nominal compression to 3/8"

Cut the pipe right behind the valve--slip on the nut --add the brass Ferrel--screw on the valve--tighten up the compression nut.

If you forgot to turn off the water to the house before doing the above steps--mop the place.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #23
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I want to replace the valve with a 1/4 valve that has been sweated on. What is the stuff is the pic and how do I use it to sweat on the new valve.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...49746613555730

I did go outside and turn the water off.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #24
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To sweat on the valve--you need a propane or Mapp torch--some flux--red tin of oateys--and some plumbing solder--remove the old valve--clean and flux the pipe--flux the valve--heat with the torch until the solder flows around the opening.

I do suggest the compression fitting--faster--easier and makes replacing or repositioning the valve a snap--
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Ok...I'm heading to home depot to get the compression valve.
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I've turned off the main water valve. But why am I till getting pressure/water from the water supply valve that I'm trying to replace?
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Did you open up all of the sinks in the house to drain out the pipes?
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No but I'm doing that now.
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Open up a cold water line that is lower than the supply line you're trying to replace.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #30
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I keep forgetting this isn't a perfect world. I seriously thought that I would get ZERO pressure. I opened the other lines in the house which reduced the supply to drips.

Don't know why but I though it would be nothing coming out.
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