Return to the Plumbing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Copper connection question

Posted by hoosierdoc (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 12, 11 at 16:05

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?

Here is a link that might be useful: Picture of the valve


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Copper connection question

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


 o
RE: Copper connection question

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


 o
RE: Copper connection question

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Plumbing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here