DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Replacing shutoff




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-30-2012, 09:00 AM  
JeremyB
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 133
Likes Given: 12

Default Replacing shutoff

Hi Fellas,

I am going to have to replace my outdoor faucet as it has been leaking lately and also want to replace the shutoff to it in the basement as it's looking rough also.

While Im sure I can run the new faucet through the wall after removing the old one pretty easy I am stumped as to how I can replace the shutoff valve? I want to use a ball valve instead of the old style compression one that is already. Is this a easy job to do?

But what stumps me as how do you solder copper pipe into a ball valve? or does it somehow crimp down onto the pipe? is that what a sharkbite ( I think thats what there called ?) does?

any tips would be great

Jeremy


JeremyB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 09:55 AM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 7,074
Liked 695 Times on 568 Posts
Likes Given: 219

Default

Jeremy, just shut down the entire house and get all the water you can out of the line. Sweat on a new shut off valve (you can get one with a solder fitting end) and make sure the valve is in the open position when you solder it. I just did mine a couple weeks ago, easy job to do on a hot Saturday.


oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 11:49 AM  
JeremyB
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 133
Likes Given: 12

Default

Cheers oldog new trick,

would you have a link to what they look like
JeremyB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 12:41 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 7,074
Liked 695 Times on 568 Posts
Likes Given: 219

Default

The end of the valve has a sleeve to allow the pipe to be seated and soldered. It will be mooth as opposed to a threaded end. I do not have a link.
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 01:28 PM  
JeremyB
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 133
Likes Given: 12

Default

Thats what I though oldog

Last edited by JeremyB; 06-30-2012 at 01:34 PM.
JeremyB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 02:04 PM  
JeremyB
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 133
Likes Given: 12

Default

Also Oldog,

what are these sharkbites ball valves I see? I read that nothing has to be soldered? how do they work?

Jeremy
JeremyB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 02:24 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,337
Liked 148 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

JeremyB, see this link:
http://www.pexuniverse.com/1-2-sweat...***-ball-valve
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 04:49 PM  
JeremyB
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 133
Likes Given: 12

Default

Cheers Kok328,

Went to the hardware store to get the parts. I just have one last question for you guys. I will have to dothe soldering in a area that is somewhat close to a floor joist, how can I safely solder around it so I dont burn my house down?

Can you just spray the area down with water from a spray bottle to keep the area wet? or do they make something that can be placed there somehow to act as a fire barrier? maybe take my autographed michael andretti racing gloves at stick them there,lol.... well maybe not.

Anyways I will still keep a fire extinguiser and a bucket of water beside me
JeremyB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 08:11 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,337
Liked 148 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

Yes, you can purchase a fire resistant fabric heat shield at your local hardware store.
Place this between the combustible material and the connection being soldered.
Check this: http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1290599

Last edited by kok328; 06-30-2012 at 08:14 PM.
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 05:27 PM  
BridgeMan
Senior Member
 
BridgeMan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Posts: 738
Liked 75 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Use the smaller of the 2 tips that most propone soldering torches come with. I've always just sprayed down any nearby combustibles with water, and never burned anything down yet. Don't forget the flux, after rubbing all contact points squeaky clean with steel wool.


BridgeMan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Gas shutoff larryslade General Home Improvement Discussion 5 02-13-2012 08:07 AM
No water after reopening main shutoff valve. vilive Plumbing Forum 2 06-16-2011 08:10 AM
auto shutoff for pantry door ricks Electrical and Wiring 1 11-09-2009 01:55 PM
Leaky tank shutoff valve locknut Plumbing Forum 9 05-02-2009 12:05 PM
Shutoff valves... help!! shan2themax Plumbing Forum 1 07-29-2007 01:05 PM

Newest Threads

hey

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS