Leaking hotwater on/off valve/knob


Old 11-20-06, 12:54 PM
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Leaking hotwater on/off valve/knob

I replaced our vanity and once I got the new one in, attached the new water lines to the facet and appropriate hot and cold water pipes then went to turn on the water. Was very displeased to find that the hot water valve, when turned on (more then just barely) leaks.

I assume that when I took off the old pipe (was not a flex/breaded hose) I twisted it or something - question is, can I just turn off my hot water and replace the on/off valve/knob? I'm not a plumber but think I could handle getting a pip cutter, re-threading the pipe and screwing a new valve on - assuming it's as easy as that of course.
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Old 11-21-06, 10:15 AM
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Assuming you have confirmed its actually leaking from the valve and not the valve/hose connection, you have several options. You can fix the current valve or replace it. Go to the local big box and check out the angle stop valves. They come with a great variety of connectors, from threaded, compression or sweat.

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