Well in N.C. we fry baloney and store small blocks in the front yard.
SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME
both a flare and compression joint are legal connections. the flare is better for an environment subject to vibration.
ron please explain how you solder a angle stop on when there is water in the line and won't stop dripping. do you install a 1/2'' mip adapter and jet sweat it on? do you remove the stem and stuff it with bread?
a compression angle stop is a proven system around the country. in my 34 years in the trade, i don't think i've seen more than a couple sweat angle stops and have never had 1 specified on a job. this includes schools, residential, commercial, industrial, and government work.
of course ball valve, gate valves and integral stops are typically sweat valves. angle stops, never. my personal use of angle stops is a split between ips and compression. not even sure if the supply house stocks sweat angle stops.
how do you keep the chrome on the estucion or angle stop from discoloring?
not that you ever did new construction, but do they also solder all the angle stops on in a large scale building? how long does it take to drain a 4 story building and solder on angle stops?
i just can't imagine any builder thinking a solder angle stop is good for business
Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 03-22-2010 at 12:51 AM.
What in the name of all that is good is going on?
10 years at Carrozza Plbg.
10 years working for John & Rock i don't know if that's good or bad.