Kitchen sink - valve leak


Old 07-16-03, 08:10 AM
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Kitchen sink - valve leak

Hi there!

First my kitchen sink faucet had some rust underneath so I decided to remove the faucet and clean it. When I was trying to remove the connecting pipe from the valve but found it was welded (is it possible?). While tightening the valve I noticed leak where connecting pipe (copper) meets the valve. I tried teflon tape but didn't stop the leak. How do I fix it? The faucet in kitchen works fine, just that I wanted to clean underneath.

Now if I have to change the valve I have to change the whole faucet because the pipe from faucet is welded with the pipe from the valve. Is there a solution to my probelm other than replacing the whole set-up? Please let me know. Water is dripping very slowly under my sink..

Thanks in advance for suggestions.
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Old 07-16-03, 08:17 AM
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The valve is soldered to the copper pipe.
If you're trying to stop a leak at a compression fitting, use pipe dope or teflon tape on the brass ring ferrule, and not on the threads. That should stop the leak.
Good Luck!
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