Bending/Joining Copper Pipe
I'm replacing some hot and cold faucets on clothes washers with single lever dual ball valves to enable shutting off the washer water supply quickly and easily in several rental units. The water supply is through 1/2" inch ridgid copper pipe. In most cases, bending the pipes slightly and using compression
fittings (vice soldered fittings) on the pipes would make the installation a bit quicker and easier.
However I 've read and heard that the ridgid copper pipe is _not_ meant to be bent, nor are compression fittings intended for ridgid copper pipe. I'd appreciate any comments from experienced plumbers if these are true statements. Thanks for your response.
Bending/Joining copper Pipe
Dog, Mark, Rick,
Thanks so much for your rapid responses. I really appreciate them. I just discovered this site about 3 weeks ago and am learning a great deal from it, as well as getting a greater 'comfort factor' when doing some plumbing chores I've never haven't done before, or hiring a plumber to do a job..
Rick, I hadn't seen or heard of the newer style ball valve laundry shut offs you mentioned, but I'm going to see if I can find them. From what you said it seems to be a very good option for what I'd like to do.
Thanks again all.