Shut Off Valves

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Old 04-16-05, 02:26 AM
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Shut Off Valves

New construction. The house is piped with PEX. The are copper stub outs. The shutoff valves at all the toilets and sinks are white plastic looking things with a poly tube to the fixture. I'm used to chrome shut offs. How do these valves connect to the copper stub out and are they reliable? I've heard horror stories about the poly tubes.
 
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Old 04-16-05, 09:42 AM
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If you look at where the copper and the valve meet, there is probably a nut there that holds the valve on. It's most likely a compression fitting. If the house passed inspection, the valves are probably legal in your area. If you wanted, you could replace with chrome compression valves. Good luck.
 
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Thanks, I'll probabaly replace them and the tubes. I went to the two depots today to try and find a valve like it with no luck. Can't even find one on the web! I know one thing - one of them is already leaking.
 
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