pvc to copper plumbing connections

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Old 02-27-02, 10:08 AM
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What is the best way to connect new pvc fixtures ( shut off valves to copper pipes?
 
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Old 02-27-02, 11:29 AM
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You can sweat on a threaded adapter or use a brass compression fitting to transition between the two.
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Old 02-27-02, 11:45 AM
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Thank's Mike ..But which do you prefer? The sweat joint or the swage for best and long lasting results
 
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Old 02-27-02, 12:36 PM
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If it's in an easily accessible place (such as sink or toilet cut-off valves), a compression fitting is fine.
If it isn't (under the house, in a wall), for the best and longest-lasting transition fitting, I would sweat on a male copper fitting, wrap 2-3 flat turns of teflon tape clockwise only around the threads, and screw on a PVC adapter, and glue-on from there.
Depends on where it is.
Your local code may not permit a compression fitting in a wall, etc. anyway (and you don't want one in a wall).
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Old 02-28-02, 06:42 AM
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Thanks again Mike. I appreciate it.
 
 

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