How to Install an Angle Stop

Angle stops are also referred to as shutoff valves. The purpose of these valves is to shut the water supply off to any part of your house without cutting off the water supply to other parts. These valves are significant in order to perform plumbing work in a house. If you need to perform some plumbing chores in the bathroom then you can easily cut off the water supply to that part of your house only. If you know how to install an angel stop, there is no need to tolerate hours and days without water.

If you have not installed angle stops in your home, then this step-by-step process will help you. It is not very difficult to install shutoff valves so if you belong to the do-it-yourself category of people then follow this simple process.

Step One

Are you sure that you need to install angle stops? If not, then the first and foremost step is to identify whether you have angle valves installed in your home or not. Start finding your angle valve from the basement because it is usually located in a crawl space. If you are unable to locate it then you may call a plumber in Toronto for help.

Step Two

Once you have made sure that you need to install shut off valves in your home, the next step is to gather all the tools and hardware you need. The tools required for this job include a Teflon tape, tape measure, pipe cutter, compression nut, compression ring, wrench, and the angle valve.

Step Three

Now it is time to shut off the water. Once you have shut the water off, turn on faucets to drain out any excess water. In order to perform your plumbing task efficiently, you must ensure that you have drained out all water.

Step Four

In this step, disconnect the water supply to the fixture you are working on. For angle stop installation, the fixture will either be a soldered pipe fitting or a screw-on fitting. If the pipe fitting is conjoined, use a copper cutter to cut copper wires two inches from the base of the faucet.

Step Five

In the fifth step, you need to slide the compression ring and nut from the angle valve to the open end. Make sure that nut threads and open parts of the pipe face each other. Use the Teflon tape to tape the end of the pipe, and tighten the nut with your hands. Tighten the compression fitting into place, and turn on the water.

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