What kind of valve do I have to buy for under the kitchen sink?

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Old 03-20-13, 09:10 AM
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What kind of valve do I have to buy for under the kitchen sink?

I think it's the hot water side. I guess I have to turn off the water, cut the pipe underneath the connector, put on the valve, then turn the water back on. Any steps to take before or after turning off the houses water?

What kind of valve should I buy, exactly? I wanna get a sharkbite version because soldering underneath there would be tough (and I dont have a lot of experience soldering). Here are some pics; i have no idea what the little black wire/thing is, but the hose that attaches to the faucet is off (you can see the hole in the top). Its old as heck.

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Old 03-20-13, 09:29 AM
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SharkBite 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. Brass Compression stop valve
SharkBite 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. Brass Compression angle stop valve

Big orange has the valves you require.

That black wiring thing looks like a ground wire connected to the water pipe.
For what ... can't tell from the pic.
 
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I think you have a good idea of what to do. You are looking for a Shark or Gator Bite shutoff valve. Both are very similar, just different brands. They are available in both straight and 90 degree to fit copper pipe. I assume your's is 1/2".

If you don't have a torch to remove the solder blob make sure you cut the pipe off below the solder blob and cut carefully with a fine tooth hack saw or tubing cutter. You don't want to crush or deform the end of the copper pipe.



 
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You may be hard pressed to find a double valve in the shark bite variety. You can get them in compression. The other line goes to your dishwasher. Cut the ell off so you have a clean straight piece of pipe. Then you could use this.

Just make sure the dw pipe is 3/8" too.

 
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Guys, I did it! Thanks a lot for the help!
 
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Old 03-20-13, 06:37 PM
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Good job ..........
 
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