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Old 10-13-13, 08:46 AM
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I have this style connector in a few places in my house. I want to disconnect but not sure HOW without damaging something. Also if it is possible to re-connect whatever kind of connection it is.
 
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Old 10-13-13, 09:25 AM
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What are these connections attached to ?

In the picture:
The red arrow points to a crimp which won't come apart.
It looks like it unscrews at the blue arrow or possibly the green arrow.

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Old 10-13-13, 10:38 AM
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It goes to the water line for the fridge. But the same ones exist for my bathroom sinks, toilet, etc. I bought another water line so I can put a filter inline and want to replace this one but only the fridge side has a wrench-style connection.
 
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Old 10-13-13, 11:15 AM
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I have to confess..... I've never seen a fitting like that before on a fridge hookup.
Are you located in the States ?
 
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Those are actually valves with the flexible connector as part of the assembly. You push and pull on the disk to turn the water on and off, it is stamped on the disk which is what.

In my opinion those valves/connections are incredibly cheap and I would remove them all and replace with decent quarter-turn shut off valves and separate connectors. They may seem like they are not removable but all it takes is sheer determination. Assuming they are on copper piping you need to first turn off the main water supply and relieve the pressure. Then remove the connector hose from the faucet and finally twist the stupid push-pull valve while pulling it. You will probably need a big pair of Channellock pliers to use in twisting. Once off, inspect the copper for damage and if necessary lightly sand with fine sandpaper to remove the major scratches. Install the new valves and connectors and away you go.
 
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I'm with Furd on this one.
The one's I've seen like that work like a Shark Bite fitting.
There's a collar that get's slid back and it slides off the pipe.
 
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Thanks for the help. I've read about these connectors and know they're not the best. The first time I tried to turn one off (pulling on the disc) I was convinced I'd pull it straight off So basically it's not possible to do what I want -- I'll take the filter out and look into a whole home filter. To replace all valves may be costly as there are quite a few.... but then again if one springs a leak that may be costly as well! :NO NO NO:

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