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Old 12-22-2016, 03:32 PM   #31
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Ok Ace sold me Keeney angled 1/2" stop valves without compression fittings after looking at my pics. They were asking if it was galvanized OR iron, I've seen my pics listed as both in the discussion, but would the valves they sold me be suited for both?

He also mentioned teflon as well as thread sealant, didn't think those could be put on the same connection?
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:11 AM   #32
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So I installed my stop valves to where they tightened up, which happened to be straight down and it really turns the supply line. I cleaned out the pipes which were extremely built up with gunk, suprised any water was coming through both. Hot water worked great to start, cold only trickeled, then it flip flopped and now there is a decent amount of hot but almost no cold. Do you think that something lodged up in a mixing block somewhere? I took off the water saver screen but didn't help. I dont think its the turn in the flex supply lines but put a pic below anyway:

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I would be far more concerned about the galvanized steel water pipe those attached to.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:16 AM   #34
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The corrosion or general reliability of them?
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now there is a decent amount of hot but almost no cold.
https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/...hU288XtxOwbpFP

Turn off the cold valve, remove the flex line from the faucet. Then with the flex line held in a bucket turn on the valve back on. This will give you some idea where the obstruction is.
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Is this a joke or something? Valves look fine, not very old and seem dry. What is the issue here?


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They will be a fuuture problem for you they tend to block with black crud.
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The corrosion or general reliability of them?
They will be a future problem for you they tend to block with black crud. Eventually leak.
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This is no time for jokes. That last pic had the new stop valves and I should clarify, the gunk I "cleared" out of the lines when putting the stop valves had apparently moved up into the tap valves for both hot and cold and you can see it here: https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/...95VJcx8qRy9cTw

Hopefully this helps someone else out with these old pipes, or at least another weekend warrior. BBlast out the supply lines into a bucket before you connect them back to the sink when changing stop valves, I thought I had cleared the lines but I guess some crud fell backwards.

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Is this a joke or something? Valves look fine, not very old and seem dry. What is the issue here?


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Yes thanks I disconnected the supply lines and they had full pressure into the bucket, so the sediment had moved up into the on/off taps for both hot and cold and I'm an idiot for not clearing out that stuff before reconnecting everything.

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Turn off the cold valve, remove the flex line from the faucet. Then with the flex line held in a bucket turn on the valve back on. This will give you some idea where the obstruction is.
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Good Job!
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