Check Valve Question


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Old 10-19-09, 01:06 PM
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Check Valve Question

Hello Again,
I'm waiting for some replies on a more complex post but in the meantime, I want to eliminate some less complicated concerns that I have.
When sweating copper to a check valve, will the valve be damaged if I don't take off the large nut that gives me access to the "guts" of the valve? That nut is a "bear" to get off. I was going to check however, I gave up after busting a knuckle and potentally stripping it.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Old 10-19-09, 01:38 PM
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No, as long as you don't over heat it.
Cracking the valve will likely get you a leak in the not too distant future.

Go easy with the solder, I have seen checks sealed shut when someone pours on the solder.
 
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Old 10-19-09, 01:47 PM
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Thanks TOHeating.

That eliminates a simpler fix (see"piping problem w/pics)
 
 

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