Toilet shutoff valve

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Old 04-25-16, 06:55 AM
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Toilet shutoff valve

Replacing a toilet and I have everything done except for the feed line. I'm having trouble getting the existing (and too short) line off the shutoff valve. When I use a wrench to loose the nut, it actually spins the whole valve. Any advice on how I can break the nut loose so I can remove that line and install my new one?

I did try using a pair of pliers to hold the valve, but it keeps slipping off.

This is what I've got:
 
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Old 04-25-16, 07:05 AM
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Need an open end wrench on the valve not plyers.
You are turning the nut to the right, correct?
Your replacing that old supply line with a braided one I hope.
 
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Old 04-25-16, 07:14 AM
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Joe...I'll find another wrench and try that tonight when I get home from work.

Quick question (And I'm probably being dumb by asking), why turn the nut to the right to loosen and not to the left?

And yes...I have a brand new braided supply line ready to go.

Thank you!!!
 
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Old 04-25-16, 08:03 AM
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Because it's a right hand thread and it's the only way to disconnect the line.
 
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Old 04-25-16, 09:20 AM
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Hold the valve with a wrench and turn the nut CCW. "Lefty loosey - righty tighty"
 
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Old 04-25-16, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for posting that picture. A month ago I asked how to trim a floor-mounted valve on PEX and it's nice to see the answer.
 
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