(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 27 of 27

Thread: These aren't shutoff valves! what are they?

  1. #16
    General Engineering Contractor ballvalve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    northfork, california
    Posts
    3,258

    Default

    I have some of those seemingly cheap valves for 30 years in a house, without any issues. I know disasters happen fast, but they happen to the hoses even more often.

    Has anyone had to go to a house where these valves exploded? They were US made and perhaps they used a good plastic with good quality control.

    I think you could call these the original sharkbite concept.

  2. #17
    DIY Junior Member daddybill13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Your real fun will come when you have to replace those valves since they slide on easily, but do NOT like to slide off. I cannot imagine putting a metal compression nut on a plastic valve the way those seem to be assembled. I remove and replace a lot of those valves, but have NEVER installed one, nor would I.
    What are they called so I can look them up anmd find out how to remove them properly and install decent shut offs?

  3. #18
    DIY Junior Member chessie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daddybill13 View Post
    What are they called so I can look them up anmd find out how to remove them properly and install decent shut offs?
    Someone posted a link to the site, in a post up above. You shuold be able to find more info there.

    http://www.accortechnology.com/
    Last edited by Terry; 11-01-2012 at 06:48 PM.

  4. #19
    DIY Junior Member jjosserand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    1

    Default Those are the pull to close type

    Quote Originally Posted by red_lover View Post
    I went under the sink to turn off the water supply and found these plastic-like connections that have a disk that I thought might be the shutoff but they just seem to freewheel forever. does anyone know what they are?



    Should be written on the disk, but they pull to close.

  5. #20
    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Yakima WA
    Posts
    7,245

    Default

    Best thing to do with them is to cut the off and put on some 1/4 turn metal valves.

  6. #21
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,381

    Default

    You've got plenty of pipe sticking out, but to get any new valve to fit, you'll have to clean the paint off. I think I'd just cut them off, sand the pain off, and install some new ones, either compression, or solder on. Solder may be required if the pipe ends up scratched up, but if you're careful, a compression valve should seal fine.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  7. #22
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,191
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Those are push-pull shutoffs.
    I'm so used to turning valves, so those give me a momentary pause.
    My daughters home had those.
    Last edited by Terry; 01-18-2014 at 09:09 AM.

  8. #23
    DIY Member edwardh1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    64

    Default

    amazingly small stop valves, with the high cost of fixing water damage what a poor place to save money.
    Ive seen $60 garbage disposers in $400,000 homes , but they usually dont cause massive damage

  9. #24
    DIY Junior Member swilson50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Name:  photo 1.jpg
Views: 69
Size:  83.2 KB
    Hi,
    i need to turn the water at my shower. Are the white plastic pieces shut off valves? They are spring loaded and can be pushed in, however, they don't turn when pushed in or left out.

    Thanks,
    Scott

  10. #25
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,605

    Default

    1. I do not like those valves'
    2. I do not like those plastic hoses
    3. I do not like that the hoses do NOT detach from the valves. (sounds like something from a Dr. Seuss book, doesn't it?)
    4. Therefore I ALWAYS remove and replace those valves.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  11. #26
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,605

    Default

    Wilson, I don't know how your post got into this one. They are shutoff valves, but I think you turn the entire white piece until the "wings" are pointing up and down.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  12. #27
    DIY Junior Member swilson50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2

    Default

    sorry, I didn't want to start a new thread without trying an existing one, it seemed related to this one.

    sounds logical, but they don't turn! the spring works freely, but I can't turn the piece (spring depressed or not depressed).

Similar Threads

  1. 2 main irrigation shutoff valves?
    By Handiman in forum Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-16-2009, 11:23 PM
  2. shower shutoff valves?
    By harveystir in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2009, 06:34 PM
  3. Are shutoff valves screw on or sweat on
    By vegashomes in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-14-2008, 05:22 PM
  4. Automatic water shutoff valves
    By prashster in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 02-11-2008, 12:22 PM
  5. What are the best undersink shutoff valves
    By usckww in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-07-2007, 09:05 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •