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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

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RE: Copper connection question

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

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

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.

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