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    Any time I'm changing out a fixture I install new 1/4 turn angle stops. Where I live and work ,It's 5/8"x3/8" compression stops. Do You prefer 5/8"x1/2" ? Thank You
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

  • #2
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    Where I live, it's 99.99% 5/8"x3/8". Can't recall a fixture needing the 1/2". Maybe a hospital fixture or two.

    Pretty much prefer and only need the 3/8".


    J.C.

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    • #3
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      99% 3/8" I'm not sure my little supply house has the 1/4 turn in 5/8"x 1/2", guess I better look in the morning...

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      • #4
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        tool, the west coast has always been 1/2'' slip joint connections. the rest of the country is 3/8''.

        now with the lead free requirements, seems like all the faucets are 3/8'' connectors.

        also 3/8'' compression is less expensive than 1/2'' slip joint.

        please don't tell me you solder on your stops

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          I solder stops on and I am proud of it.
          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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          • #6
            Re: Angle stops

            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
            I solder stops on and I am proud of it.
            Compression only here are u saying sweat stops or mip by fip stops?

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            • #7
              Re: Angle stops

              sweat stops, when there is copper.
              Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
              A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
              Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
              Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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              • #8
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                That's weird how the West Coast is compression stops...East Coast is sweat stops. (You're with us Ron..lol)

                Like I said before, and I know this will fire up the West Coast guys, if I was to install a compression stop I would be called a "Hack" here. lol

                If it's copper...it better be sweated on around here.

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                • #9
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                  I think compression stops are fine for the most part. Put on my share. Just lowered the percentage of problems with sweat for whatever reason.

                  What I don't get is the 1/2" supply out?


                  J.C.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Angle stops

                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    I think compression stops are fine for the most part. Put on my share. Just lowered the percentage of problems with sweat for whatever reason.

                    What I don't get is the 1/2" supply out?


                    J.C.
                    I always keep a set of compression stops for emergencies only.

                    I agree with you on the 1/2" supply out!

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                    • #11
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                      it's not 1/2'' od compression. the kohler 1 pc. required 1/2'' od for a proper fill and flush on the 1 pc. toilets.

                      it's 1/2'' slip joint. the same connection that is on the shanks of faucet and 4'' center sets.

                      so the flex connectors are 1/2'' x 1/2'' x 12'',16''or 20''

                      3/8'' is the most common size across the nation. 1/2'' slip joint is the most common out here.

                      but like i said, the 3/8'' is less costly and will soon be a west coast thing too as faucets are now coming with 3/8'' connectors built in.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
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                        For the record, where I come from...

                        I've never actually seen a sweat supply stop in a home, and copper is ubiquitous here too...

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                        • #13
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                          No sweat Rick ! You're a good teacher!
                          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                          • #14
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                            TM and Rick is right...there were some Kohler toilets with 1/2" supply's maybe a Case...there are some Kohler lavatory faucets here from the 50's and 60's that have 1/2" supply but are easy to recognize by the cross handle on the stop.....but mostly sweat stops here that will get converted to compression in 1/2" X 3/8"...
                            Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
                            You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

                            Derek

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                            • #15
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                              All of you have it wrong. West coast and East Coast. Here in the Midwest we PROPRESS all of our stops on!

                              No kidding, I do! Though I use a 1/2"FIP x 3/8 stop, I use a Propress 1/2" male adapter into the stop. Instead of screwing around trying to tighten a compression nut under a sink or trying to sweat it on while trying to breathe I just press a button and it's done. Not all will have enough copper sticking out to cut off the old stop but I would say 90% do. I also screw on my supply before I attach the angle stop to the pipe, saves a lot of time and effort.
                              Ridgid thought it was cool, they sent me a box of hand tools for my idea! I wanted a new PP tool but they wouldn't go for that.

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