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combining brass with pvc and pvc compression fittings to brass

combining brass with pvc and pvc compression fittings to brass


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Old 02-14-08, 08:12 PM
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combining brass with pvc and pvc compression fittings to brass

Ive recently assisted my contractor to replace the existing tub overflow and drain pipe which was solid brass, by extending it with pvc and compression fittings. After install, the jacuzzi works fine, the drain is not leaking,neither is the overflow seal to the tub. However, I have leaks on the two compression fittings to the brass. Do you think torquing them tighter will solve the problem, or will I have the contractor remove the whole assembly and start from scratch?
 
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Old 02-15-08, 04:03 AM
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Sometimes you may need to tighten things down another half turn or so. Overtightening can strip threads or crack the nut. I often use plumbers grease on the threads to make them slip a bit nore easily.
 
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Old 02-17-08, 07:42 PM
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remove the nuts, coat threads with teflon (tape or paste) then re-tighten, leaks should stop, don't try to tighten more, overtighten and you will be replacing something
 
 

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