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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:34 am 
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ajm is on the right track. the other fitting will only cap the outlet and leave a paper washer wich will fail over time, and still leave the valve itself in place.

turn water off, remove valve (with 2 pairs pliers) remove nut and olive and replace with new. sealing paste on olive NOT ptfe tape :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:31 pm 
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ajm wrote:



yep, i agree, get rid of the valve altogether.
where do i take the measurement from to make sure its the right size? (15mm seems to be the common) but how can i make sure?

i'll get a wiggle on this week as soon as i have the part!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:44 pm 
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It will be 15mm, I'd chance it :) Metric pipe is measured externally - next size up is 22mm so you'll not mistake that. Unless your house and plumbing are really ancient and imperial? Even so as far as I remember there's virtually no difference between 1/2" and 15mm - imperial stuff was measured internally which accounts for the apparently large difference.

I'm not actually a plumber (though I've done a fair bit of it over the years) so take my advice with as much salt as you like...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:46 pm 
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it'll be 15 mm for sure. the only issue would be 3/4" versus 22mm but even then it's only an olive swap. 15mm comp cap'll be fine. remember 2 pairs of grips though.


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