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Old 09-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #16
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Check out this link it shows PB valve...Hum...They look like the cold side


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http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...412_41204.html
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #17
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plumber 101, i have to agree with you about the pipe being polybutylene, because the cement i tried will not work on that type of pipe, it's listed for CPVE, PVC, and another that i can't recall off hand. but when i scrapped that mode and went to the compression connections everything seemed to work fine, so far i stress. the guy at the plumbing supply store i went to said that the compression valves he sold me were the one's i needed, so i hope he steered me in the correct direction.... thanks for the heads up.
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The problem is with how the valve end that compress is designed to compress.

A stop or valve with a ferrel used to compress against a metalic or metal pipe. When used with plastic there needs to be an insert. But PB is total IMHO different. As time goes by the compressiom can weaken and collapes.

My suggestion to you is to get a 1/2" male adapter shark bite and then in stall a 1/2" npt / 3/8 compression valve. The Shark bite will slide over the pipe and seal without worries. Tons beter than what you have now.

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:15 PM   #19
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plumber 101, i went through the link and the valve i used was the Zurn/Qest angle stop shut off valve. it is a compression connection and is rated for polybutylene, CPVC, and copper tubing. my wife noticed a very small amount of dampness @ the valve, which i didn't see/feel this morning. so, something is still amiss.
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plumber 101,

i printed out the post and the picture you sent about the connection i should use. after looking at the configuration i have going on, and reading your instructions, i do believe that is the way to go. it just makes more sense. thanks so much for your guidance, and tomorrow i'll be heading to Ace hardware to pick up what i need, list and pics in hand. thanks again, and if you ever have any property line/survey questions i'll be happy to help you out!! thanks again, david j. thompson, stone mountain, georgia.
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