Copper connection question

hoosierdocJuly 12, 2011

Here is a pic of a valve our inspector wants rotated. Is this just a compression fitting I can loosen and twist the valve? It runs from our geothermal desuperheater to the water heater.

If so, should I turn off the unit, close the valve at water heater, and only loosen enough to twist?

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bus_driver

Is this a plumbing/heating inspector or a "home inspector"?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 5:53PM
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hoosierdoc

Home inspector. It's inconvenient to get filter out the way the handle faces. 90 degree turn would help a lot

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 6:04PM
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brickeyee

The joints to the pipe may not seal again if they are loosed and the valve rotated.

Are you the seller?
The buyer?

As long as the filter can be replaced it is a cosmetic issue.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 11:39AM
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