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Old 04-22-2016, 09:52 AM   #1
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Need to replace all shut off valves


My mother just bought a condo and all of the hot (weird) shut off valves leak and both hot/cold on the washer so I'm going to help replace them. I've attached pictures, some look like compression some are soldered. What's the best way to tackle this, should I replace these with anything better, could I cut them out or should I try and de-solder them? Something like sharkbites would be easier but are those okay to use?
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Yep. Agree with you ryan. Cut em out and use sharkbytes.

Use push on sharkbyte ball valves and 1/4 turn push on supply valves get rid of those old gate valve types. I have some over 7 years old haven't leaked yet. Just my opinion.
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Put new flexible ss supply lines on those sinks as well. Mom will be good to go for awhile.
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Can I do the sharkbite ball valve on the bathroom sink ones too? So, cut it and put the valve on with the other end having a connector to the flexi hose?
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I'm a big fan of Sharkbites, but here's a caution to consider...

To work well, Sharkbites need to be installed on new copper/pex (most ideally), or on very very clean & smooth old pipes.

Point being, those existing copper pipes in your pics would need to be cleaned up really well prior to just slapping on a Sharkbite, or I can almost guarantee it will leak sooner or later.

If there is any gunk/buildup, scratches, dents, or nicks on the pipe, or if the pipe-out-of-round even slightly, he Sharkbite won't get a good seal.

It's most likely totally possible to get those pipes cleaned up good enough, but it's just something to keep in mind as you are considering options - good luck!

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Looks like there's a bit of mold there, too. Be sure to clean all that up while you're at it. If you have sensitive lungs (like me), I'd take care of the mold first.
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Looks like there's a bit of mold there, too. Be sure to clean all that up while you're at it. If you have sensitive lungs (like me), I'd take care of the mold first.
Yeah, the guy lived there an didn't do a single thing to the place. It's a mess, he was a little slow so he didn't know how to do anything. Good buy though. :-)
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Can I do the sharkbite ball valve on the bathroom sink ones too? So, cut it and put the valve on with the other end having a connector to the flexi hose?
No need to. Just get the sharkbyte push on 1/4 turn supply valves (Same thing basically). You need the straight one not angle. Hook up your flex lines to it. Done.
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