Toilet stop valve Installation

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Old 05-23-20, 05:51 AM
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Toilet stop valve Installation

I have an ACCOR Flowtite valve in my toilet which is made of plastic. I wish to change this to a steel braided hose line.

My first question is that when I remove the Flowtite valve, what type of Stop valve should I install?

I have seen Sharkbite stop valves which are push on. No glue or anything just push the Sharkbite on.

I have also seen other people use glue to glue on first a Male Adapter and then screw that valve onto that adapter.

What do you guys recommend?
 
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Old 05-23-20, 05:58 AM
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What type of pipe do you have coming out of the wall? Copper? CPVC? PEX? Steel?
 
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Old 05-23-20, 06:31 AM
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I believe it is CPVC. Here is a photo

https://imgur.com/a/0bwDaxh
 

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Old 05-23-20, 06:42 AM
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I have cpvc and on mine I bought the valve and matching cpvc adapter, put the valve on the adapter [with teflon tape] and then glued it to the cpvc supply pipe.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 07:41 AM
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I do not like to paint myself in a corner by gluing the valve onto the pipe. I would use a press on valve like a Sharkbite as the valve would be easily accessible. Valves do fail, but that is your call.
 
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What I meant was to thread the valve onto the cpvc adapter and then glue the adapter to the cpvc supply pipe. It's easier to thread the valve on first. The valve can be removed at a later date if needed although you have to be a little careful because of the cpvc supply pipe.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 01:55 PM
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What I meant was to thread the valve onto the cpvc adapter and then glue the adapter to the cpvc supply pipe
Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 02:30 PM
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Before you use a sharkbite, push on your existing shutoff and see if the pipe has much give to it. If the cpvc moves back into the wall freely you may have trouble pushing a Sharkbite fitting on unless you grip the pipe in front of the wall with a pliers.
 

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Old 05-24-20, 06:38 AM
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This would be perfect place for the Sharkbite.
 
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