Under sink shutoff.

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    • #277171
      MsArnold

      I’m 75 and down through the years whenever doing plumbing repairs the first thing to notice is the shut valve leaks. So I now have two (2) plumbing problems.

      What can I install for a sutoff valve that won’t leak?
      Elkins eelkins@tampabay.rr.com



      Eugene Elkins

    • #295622
      Retired plbg1
      Participant

      You can fix the leaks are get a new stop are have a Lic. Plbg. come in and fix it. Whats leaking on the stop, tell me and I will tell yopu how to fix it.

    • #295623
      Elkins
      Participant

      Retired Plumber,

      Thank you for responding But I don’t want to know how to fix a broken shutoff. I want to know where I can get a shutoff valve that won’t leak and I can install it.

      Eugene Elkins



      Eugene Elkins

    • #295624
      DUNBAR
      Participant

      Buy one of those 1/4″ turn angle or straight stops that they now make.

      No packing nut to leak, and easier to operate down the road.

      You leak could be caused by high water pressure. Check it out.

      Most valves don’t leak until they are disturbed, and usually the packing nut is the culprit. Simple fix; give the nut a 1/4 turn and it usually stops.

    • #295625
      Elkins
      Participant

      Thankyou Mr Dunbar.
      I’ve always seen those 1/4 turn plastic stops on the lawn sprinkler’s PVC system. Hard to see them marrying an under-sink system, but I’ll look around and see what I can find.
      Thank you,
      Eugene Elkins



      Eugene Elkins

    • #295626
      DUNBAR
      Participant

      They make those 1/4 turn valves in Brass (metal).

      I wouldn’t insult you with tellin you to use plastic. I know how easily those break, years down the road.



      “Your best interest is secured by making the right decisions the first time.”

    • #295627
      Elkins
      Participant

      Mr Dunbar,
      Thankyou again. Not being a plumber, I wasn’t aware they made that 1/4 turn for under-the-sink. Life is full of relevations.
      Thanks again,
      Eugene Elkins



      Eugene Elkins

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