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are we out of plumbers now?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ryan22re, May 4, 2006.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    what do you all think of those compression fittings they use for plumbing these days? ive got one under the sink that keeps coming loose.

    what can be done to fix it? ive replaced the gasket and tightened it up more times that i care to remember.

    should i replace all of the compression fittings with regular pvc pipe and glue?
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Yep,,,Plumb out...
     
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    Just make sure they are male/female and not male/male.
     
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    i thought it was ok for female/female too right?
     
  5. Cricket

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    As long as you place them at a 69 degree angle. :D
     
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    And try to use to some gel to make sure it's a tight fit.

    I know sometimes it can be very challenging to find a male large enough to completely fill the female gap:haha:
     
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    And if the fit seems a little snug, just spit on it.........

    John
     
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    ryan

    are these pipes teh old chrome or brass drain pipes? is there a nut at the wall? if so change to all tubular pvc, not regular pvc thats too thick. use some teflon tape on threads jsut a wrap or 2 everything should be fine then. find your local plumbing supply house and check with them they should be able to set you up.


    Rich
     

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