As long a they remember to close the drain before turning the water back
on. Or maybe that’s on Richard’s blooper reel.
That guy actually knew how to use a crescent wrench properly. I’m
impressed because I’ve seen it used backwards so many times, both in real
life (I’ve got the skinned knuckles to prove it) and on this show.
1) With the stem pointed up like that, the drain is above the pipe, making
it so the entire horizontal run won’t get drained at all. Kinda defeats
the whole point of having the drain in the first place.
2) Despite professing a preference for ball valves (which I agree with
100%), Richard rarely installs them, usually opting for those crappy
stopper valves. The only reason I can think of as to why is that they are
cheaper. Probably not “best practice” and definitely not confidence
I only have a Mickey hacksaw, not a Minnie… I’ll have to get a Minnie
The valve doesn’t need to leak ~ a bit of condensation from the air causes
it takes 1 second to cut it with a angle grinder and a metal cutting thin
blade… works great
Common corrosion issue with copper…. Personally I would ripped out all
that junky copper and replaced it with PEX. You will never ever have any
type of corrosion issue with PEX while saving money at the same time. That
valve will have to be replaced AGAIN in a few years.
That’s great until it has to be replaced again. The compression fitting
will have to be cut off and new pipe soldered the next time. Why not solder
a new valve into place?
Can this solder-less valve be used as a main valve for a house ?
solder the SOB get er done, solder next time when replacing it,The End
Bigger problem when this valve fails. You will have to cut the pipe to
remove the ferules.
Since they missed this…
Step one: Turn the water main off!
I’m an amateur and have done soldering. The press on looks easier but I
don’t trust it. Soldering is a pain but I prefer it.
how many teeth per inch should the minihacksaw have to cut through the
what grit sandpaper did you use
Spray some white grease or T9 boeshield on that new valve and it will never
l m Cedrick l like plumbing
That’s corrosion, copper and brass it causes galvanic action
I did this exactly but it leaks because the ferrule curled around the end
of the pipe. Make sure the ferrule slides completely on to the pipe and
doesn’t overhang. I think the only way this method will work is if your
pipe has a little play so you can close the gap a little. My pipes are
fixed so this method doesn’t work.
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