1/4 turn shutoff valve

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Old 12-27-12, 03:13 PM
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1/4 turn shutoff valve

placed one between the shower pipe and the shower head. Did this because the cold water knob leaks causing shower head to drip. Otherwise, need to cut into wall to replace the cold knob. I did this 10 years before for my home and it works to stop the shower head from dripping because of the leaky water knob. However, I just did it again for a friend and the newly purchased 1/4 turn shut off valve leaks. So, I brought it back to the plumbing store and got a refund. they tell me that law now requires these to drip to stop from scolding ppl. This true?

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Old 12-27-12, 03:19 PM
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they tell me that law now requires these to drip to stop from scolding ppl. This true?


I am not understanding the question......What needs to drip? The shower head?

You mean one of those valves at the shower head to turn it off while lathering?
 
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Old 12-28-12, 07:54 AM
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they tell me that law now requires these to drip to stop from scolding ppl. This true?
Another graduate from the HD school of plumbing.

Why would you have to demo a wall to replace a cartridge?? If the cold water continues up the shower stack, the cartridge is leaking and needs replacement. Can you post pictures of your control set up?
 
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why i need to open the wall, is NOT the issue.
 
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Yes, the valves sold to control a shower head do indeed leak slightly but I doubt that it is a law that they MUST leak.

I also think that using such a valve is a silly way to get around fixing the root problem but to each their own.
 
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Old 12-28-12, 04:28 PM
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Otherwise, need to cut into wall to replace the cold knob.
Just following your lead, hoss.
 
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