Kitchen sink Tee Valves (2001 Home)

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Old 12-16-16, 02:29 PM
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Kitchen sink Tee Valves (2001 Home)

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These two 1/2 in. compression valves are failing, as I assume most do after 15 years. Right one, as can be seen, has leaked and the left one is dripping. its a matter of time before one of them blows (in my opinion).

I want to go to ball valves. My reason for the question is does anyone know if there is a ball valve that has a built in tee for two valves this way? This setup is supplying water to the dishwasher (left side) and up to the sink (right side).

I believe that is standard 3/8in copper below. Would love any suggestions as this is the HOT side and I need to fix the cold as well, so both don't blow in the near future. I had a neighbor with the same age home that had his basement flood when his toilet compression valve blew in the middle of the night. See photo of my arrangement; would entertain any better ideas how to "upgrade" this.

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Old 12-16-16, 02:41 PM
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Just looks like loose fitting and packing nuts to me.
 
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Old 12-16-16, 03:49 PM
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Here's a dual 3/8" outlet valve at HD:

BrassCraft 1/2 in. Nominal Compression Inlet x 3/8 in. O.D. Compression x 3/8 in. O.D. Compression Dual Outlet 1/4-Turn Ball Valve-KTCR1901X R1 - The Home Depot

The one I posted has only one 1/4 turn handle. I install this type for a DW.
The only valves I've seen with two handles are multi-turn.
 
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Old 12-16-16, 10:24 PM
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Well, I ended up simplifying a bit. Here was my solution.

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Old 12-17-16, 04:43 AM
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Good Job
There's nothing wrong with using the angle stop adapter like you did.
I use them more often than a dual outlet valve.
 
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