D.I.Y. Tips

Have you ever tried to turn off the toilet or sink water supply, only to find the valve leaks and needs to be replaced? Then you know, plumbers aren’t cheap!

Compression fittings are a common method used when installing new valves, supply tubes and fixtures. They are often used on copper pipe because it is soft enough for the compression ring to seat nice and tight.
These simple fittings are attached by sliding a compression nut then a compression ring over the straight supply pipe.
Apply a little pipe joint compound or Teflon tape to the union threads, then place the new valve or threaded pipe fitting over the supply line and tighten the compression nut onto the threaded coupling.
Hold the center of the union with a wrench and turn the compression nut at least one full turn to insure a tight seal.
Turn on the water to test your fitting and if you find any leaks tighten the nuts gently, but be sure not to over tighten.
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