Replacing dishwasher supply line

Old 02-25-06, 05:04 AM
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Replacing dishwasher supply line

I'm replacing my dishwasher and would like to replace the current copper line with a flexible, braided line. Can I use the existing stop valve that was used with the copper for the flexible line or do I need to change the stop valve to something else. I remember using an existing stop valve in the past that was used with copper tubbing and added a flexible line and it leaked no matter what I did.


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Old 02-25-06, 06:08 AM
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You will have to replace the valve. Copper uses compression fittings and the flex lines usually have a rubber washer. These do not work well together. Good luck.
Old 02-25-06, 06:11 AM
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If you are talking about a compression valve, yes you can. They make many flex lines that will adapt to the existing valve. As far as leaking you have to make sure that the flex line is compatible with the valve. Luck.
Old 02-25-06, 08:21 AM
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I now replace all copper dishwasher supply lines with braided steel flexible lines when I am replacing a dishwasher. They come in 3,4,5, and 6 ft. lengths with 3/8" compression fittings on both ends.

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