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Old 06-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #31
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Sounds like your main shut off valve might not be shutting off completely---if the shut off works there should be no water dripping after the pipes are drained.

Another good reason to use the compression valve--sweat fitting are a nightmare when there is water in the system---

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #32
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Turn on outside faucet and that stopped the water dripping.

cut off sweated pipe and used compression. the new value is leaking water when I turned water back on. How can I stop the leaks. I don't want to tighten nut anymore.

Did ream copper after cut, is there anything else I can do to stop water leaking out?
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #33
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Did you use the brass Ferrel?

If so then tighten it up more--or un screw the valve and take a oicture and show us what's going on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:18 PM   #34
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I used a brass ferrel. I did tighten it up and it still leaked when the water was turned back on. Here is the picture.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...32340363389986

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...98/June4201202

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #35
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I used a brass ferrel. I did tighten it up and it still leaked when the water was turned back on. Here is the picture.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...32340363389986

https://picasaweb.google.com/1064090...98/June4201202
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Is the 1/2" pipe leaking or the supply line?
Did you clean the copper stub before before adding the ferrel?
Did it seat all the way on the pipe?
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #36
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I didn't clean it. Should I use brasso. I went back and tighten it and that helped alot. Now, I'm getting a slow drip. I saw water on the floor after 30 min.
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I didn't clean it. Should I use brasso. I went back and tighten it and that helped alot. Now, I'm getting a slow drip. I saw water on the floor after 30 min.
As a rule, the pipe I clean any paint, texture, etc. when using a compression nut
Turn off water and drain again. Remove the valve but leave the nut and ferrel on. Apply some teflon pipe dope to the ferrel surface and dope the male threads of the valve-- reassemble. This usually cures small drips
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I'm tightening the nuts more and checking in 30 mins. If that doesn't work then I try the Teflon pipe dope (what is that?).
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I'm tightening the nuts more and checking in 30 mins. If that doesn't work then I try the Teflon pipe dope (what is that?).
Here's one type (click link)
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Thanks everyone one for you advise. Project is done. 2 of the valves are now compression. The 3rd had a drip I couldn't stop. Ended up sweating on the last valve.

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