Forum Title: Supply Line Directly Built Into Shut Off
Hi. I'm a relatively newbie to plumbing and am having trouble replacing a toilet supply line. It looks pretty straightforward - jsut a nut on the bottom of the tank and one at the shutoff, but there is no nut on the shutoff - it jsut goes right into the valve. (See pic, SOrry it's rotated 90 deg CCW - I couldn't figure out how to rotate it.) Does this mean I need to replace the entire shutoff?? If this is the case, would you recommend a plumber for this job? Thanks
Category: Plumber Post By: GLEN ALVARADO (Champaign, IL), 09/13/2016

They may look simple enough, but I have seen grown men cry trying to replace one. if they plumbed the house with type M copper, chances are the ferrule/olive crushed the pipe. They are often very difficult to remove. You can flood your bathroom if you're not sure about what you're getting yourself into. AND YES, you have to replace the entire valve.

- RUTH THOMPSON (St. George, UT), 09/04/2017

Change the valve, we call those house flooder angle stops. Whether or not you need a plumber depends on your comfort level.

- LOUISE HUGHES (Augusta, GA), 09/23/2017

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