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Thread: Are shutoff valves screw on or sweat on

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    Default Are shutoff valves screw on or sweat on

    How can I tell if my sink shutoff valve is sweat on or cam it be threaded

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    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
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    You would have to look and see. You would also have to know what you are looking at.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    They screw on, sweat on, or use a compression joint. Which one you have is obvious by looking at it, so if you cannot tell, then you need a plumber before you damage something.

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