New Angle Stops
Brasscraft has introduced a new line of angle stops with nipples that I find interesting. If they become approved and workout I see them as a time saver on large jobs. What do you think:
I like I like FAST only problem i see is the plastic caps for the stubouts that come already on will be damage quickly and potetial for water damage the cabinet guys down in Texas are rough and rowdy. or opportunity BACKCHARGE great tread
dog, a few problems i see.
the stub outs are installed during ruff in. this mens that you will need to know the finish wall depth to allow for a clean flush to the wall finish.
another issue is that the rely on an o-ring to seal to the pipe. it's sort of like a jon-guess fitting.
lastly, the coper stub fitting is going to be $$$.
when i did new construction back in the days, i would always stay away from the gimmicks. prior to the new style ball valve 1/4 turn angle stops of today, there was a 1/4 turn angel stop that use a proprierty rubber compound and didn't require a packing nut. i was smart enough to turn them down for our shop. today everytime i go to shut one of those style, they leak. if only i can find the sales rep from 15 years ago and tell him i told you so.
don't see a need for them in the service sector.
by the way, the regular style compression angel stops, i was able to install 400 of them a day and still walk the floors to check for leaks. this 400 was assuming the counter tops were not in yet
ps. why not just install a shark bite male adapter onto an ips angle stop and slide it onto a copper stub out. i'm sure it will be more cost effective.
I agree with your concerns, I wouldn't think of using them without further testing, but I like the concept.
Now................about you installing 400 angle stops per day. Are you saying that you cut, drained, reamed, and installed 400 angle stops in an 8 hour day?
Yea, I supposed you also used to carry two cast iron tubs at a time up ten flights of stairs, soldered with a torch in each hand, never had a leak, threaded four inch pipe with a file, casted your own cast iron on the job, and walked to and from school up-hill both ways.
Since you live in the west, I place you in the great tradition of tall tale tellers.
LOL! Great, I just sprayed coke out my nose onto my keyboard!
Thanks a lot, Dog!
this is not fishing.
Originally Posted by plumbdog10
want to race. i'll even give you a head start.
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