|Posted by e-plumber on March 17, 2004 at 17:58:12:|
|In response to Re: Leaking Water Connection|
: Saturday I installed a flush valve assembly onto a 1-1/4" inlet pipe. When turning the flush valve onto the fitting I didn't crank it on really tight because there was no way to back up the fitting due to the escutheon plate and sleeve and I could not go beyond alignment with my vacuum breaker tube. Well susequently I have found a drip of water about every 6 hours. Today (Wed.) there were no drips and the connection appears to be holding.
: I'm almost certain that the drips were not condensation as two other connections in the same room did not sweat. I don't think that the soldered sweat connection to the inlet fitting was leaking either (I would imagine that would produce much more volume).
: I'm thinking that the threaded fitting was leaking and eventually sealed itself. Is this possible? Will a very slow leak seal itself or is this just my lucky St. Patricks day?