1. Bill Stock

    Copper to IPS Male

    I want to install a thermostatic valve for specialized application. I was planning on screwing the check valves with tape to the valve and then screwing the copper female adapters with tape (pre-soldered to pipe I need) and then soldering my copper to the Tees I would install on the hot/cold...
  2. Karl Baker

    Brass fittings leak

    I ran all the pex and put valves on the end to test for leaks. I had no leaks, system worked as planned. Then the drop ear elbows came along with the brass nipples and 1/4 turn valves so I assembled everything and had nothing but leaks. Every brass fitting connection point leaked. I put...
  3. JHZR2

    Flat vs pointed-top tapered threads

    Im replacing the shower arm that was ca. 1975 when the bathroom was redone with all USA-made Kohler stuff. The shower arm is just too low and Im too tall, plus our shower head sprung a leak. (Im putting this in the general forum because Im primarily curious about threads and sealing, not the...
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