|Posted by Tom on January 07, 2004 at 14:48:48:|
|In response to Re: shut off valves|
No pipe dope or teflon tape?? Everyone says use pipe dope or joint compound and/or tape?? Everyone meaning at least two home improvement article writers.
But, you know, I noticed the box the angle stop comes in says to just use light oil.....
: I had one customer that tried soldering on 1/2" Male Adapters under his cabinets. He almost burned the house down. The chome plate behind the stop was almost melted.
: by the way, use light oil on the threads, like WD40,
: : Yea, and since the compression nut and sleeve stay on the pipe even when you have to replace the stop, seems like replacement would be fairly simple. I guess I did not see the downside to compression fittings.