Deanne Ackley: I have had to replace a brass multi-angle compression valve located under
my kitchen sink used to attach the dishwasher two times within a 4 month
period because a crack developed along the threaded portion. What would
cause this issue?
SK B: Thanks for the tip on ball valve. Comes in handy when space is a premium
under there as well.
ndnman33: Thanks for this tutorial! It was very helpful in guiding me to replace my
water supplu valve!
SK B: Go Finger Locks! Use them all the time ;)
gorp27: Good vid, but it makes me cringe when someone uses a pair of channel locks
or slip joint pliers with all those teeth to bite into and gouge the finish
of the hardware being tightened.
Dtda T: Good information
heavyweight23: one of my valves need to be replace.......can it be a different valve or
does it have to be the same one as the other valve....text back and let me
Sydney Gourley: I cahnged 2 valves with these qrtr turn valves, and lost half of the water
pressure and flow. I wonder about the qrtr turn vs the multi-turn out
knobs, do you think these new valves are being restricted by the epa or
federal regs to constrict water useage?
I changed the bath sink valves the same day, just happen to have the
multi-turn and pressure is great in there!?
Other: No one does not change the compression ring, no need to, but if one
feedback says so, tell us how you get it off without cutting or damaging
I always use Rectoseal (pipe dope), on almost everything thread wise. Some
CLR calcium dissolver soaked on previous to removing valves may help if
bbmak0: I have a question about replacing hot water valve. Do you have to shutdown
the water heater and empty out all the water in the water in order to
replace it? Or you shut off the main valve that will remove the pressure
from the water heater?
delcapslock100: That's what I thought, but good to hear it confirmed by a professional.
KungFuMaintenance: @TheSuperClaude ~ Glad You Enjoyed it.~ I am hoping to show improvements
day by day. ~
daddybear443: Always replace the old nut and farrel with new ones. you didn't do that
because you dont know how. Never put teflon tape on fine treads, use pipe
dope (compound). Weekend warrior!
KungFuMaintenance: Just did one this morning where I had to cut just behind the ferrel between
the nut and ferrel and replace with a new one. I only do it that way when I
have to. Nine times out of ten you can reuse the old ferrel and nut. I only
do it the other way when needed or the threads do not match up with the new
Jon Allen: I was able to reuse ferrel and nut on a 1980's pipe. Worked like a charm.
KungFuMaintenance: You could cut it off or you could sweat it off and solder on a new one just
would need to make sure to fire block and wrap pipe to prevent heat
transfer inside the wall to prevent starting a fire. Cutting it off would
allow you to convert it to a compression style as long as you have enough
room. Conversion would make future maintenance a bit easier and is probably
the route I would take.
KungFuMaintenance: @likecrazydaddy Thank You. I'm glad you enjoyed it.Yes you can reuse the
old ferrel and nut and often times should as calcium and mineral deposits
often build up making it very difficult (if not impossible) to remove
without cutting the pipe. I like to use the teflon tape for a few reasons:
One it makes it easier to remove if it ever needed to be removed or
replaced in the future. Two it acts as a sealant to fill in any minute
irregular gaps in the threads. Three it makes it look good.
KungFuMaintenance: Nice! ~ Welcome!
BadfingerFan: All the angle stops I've installed (maybe 15) were 1/2" female thread. When
that is the case, two wrenches must be used. This is important! One wrench
to twist the angle stop while the other wrench counteracts the twisting
action, so the pipe coming out of the wall won't twist and break off
causing a potential disaster.
Mark Thompson: Reusing the old ferrel and nut only works if the threads match.
Unfortunately, different brands of valves have different thread dimensions.
There is NO industry standard. So go ahead and see if your new valve thread
works with the old nut as this video suggests. But don't be surprised if
they don't match, and don't waste any time scratching your head. You will
need to cut off the old ferrel and nut, which is not easy to do without
damaging the pipe.
delcapslock100: Mine seems to be soldered (braised?) onto the copper pipe. It slips over
the copper pipe and there is no compression nut that I can see. I would
have to cut it off, right?
rina MUKUTMONI: no.. i have a different type of angle stop so.... ya :)