looks like a pressure reducing valve. if it is leaking replace it
+1, time to rebuild it. There should be some info on the the side of it.
Far easyer to rebulid it then replace it.[/QUOTE]
If it squeezes it out then you used too much.. IMO- makes no difference what order:laughing:Jmon Teflon tape first then pipe dope other way squeezes dope out
Absolutely agree. I want an exact replacement; my plan was to make sure it was before doing anything else. I would have (hopefully) realized this wasn't it. I'll try another store. Thanks!yea it'll work - just a little more work involved. You'll have to do some soldering or use sharkbite fitings if you don't like soldering.
The current one looks like a union on one end and threaded on the other.
If you get the exact one you are replacing, you could just unloosen the union, use the exsisting union and thread already there. Remove it, and put in new one with no soldering. Just some teflon tape and dope on that one threaded end like we said earlier.
It looks like the new one is double union on both ends. that's not what you have.
A local plumbing supply store should have what you need.
It's up to you. I'm all for the easiest way out of things.