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paterjb

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Tuesday, January 13th 2004, 7:19am

S/S ball valve question

Can I use a 1" S/S ball valve with teflon tape as a shut off when I cut into my 1" copper line to feed my sprinkler system.
Thanks
paterjb

RVLI

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Tuesday, January 13th 2004, 12:27pm

By saying S/S do you mean slip x slip?

No need for teflon tape on a solvent weld application. ????

paterjb

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, January 13th 2004, 1:13pm

Sorry, I meant 316 stainless steel , not slip X slip.
So, can I use a stainless steel ball valve threaded onto 1" mpt copper fitting with teflon tape?

Thanks

paterjb

RVLI

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Wednesday, January 14th 2004, 3:49pm

Why not just use brass? To answer your question, yes you can use it. To make the Teflon tape worthwhile, make sure you go against the thread, not with it.

Tom

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Thursday, January 15th 2004, 5:13am

ditto on the brass, but take it one step further and solder it on

paterjb

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Friday, January 16th 2004, 4:22am

Stainless steel because they are free from a relative.
That's the only reason!!!!

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