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Old 03-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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What kind of valve do I have to buy for under the kitchen sink?


I think it's the hot water side. I guess I have to turn off the water, cut the pipe underneath the connector, put on the valve, then turn the water back on. Any steps to take before or after turning off the houses water?

What kind of valve should I buy, exactly? I wanna get a sharkbite version because soldering underneath there would be tough (and I dont have a lot of experience soldering). Here are some pics; i have no idea what the little black wire/thing is, but the hose that attaches to the faucet is off (you can see the hole in the top). Its old as heck.

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What kind of valve do I have to buy for under the kitchen sink?


What does that copper line run to?
Is that extra line on the valve still used?

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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Replace with 1/4 turn ball valve, Should replace all those old valves like that - they were never meant to last. See link.They sell them HD, lowes, local plumbing supply stores, etc. They have the sharkbite as well. By looks of picture make sure u clean pipe really good. U want a nice clean section of pipe for sharkbite. 1st photo is what u have 2nd photo is what u want. Recommend u follow Joe's advice first, before doing anything.



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Get a 3 way compression straight stop- needs to have 3/8" outlets. One for your faucet and one for your assumed dishwasher.
Cut off the copper line below the existing valve, properly clean and ream it for the new valve.
Also, replace the 3/8 copper line to the dw with a braided flex line
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Guys, I did it! Thanks a lot for the help!
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Good for u chief. Glad it worked out for u.

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