replace cold water valve with tee valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by InHotWater2, 18 Feb 2020.

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    No . The existing valve is removed and the new one fitted to the copper pipe. Or fit a "Y" shaped splitter onto the existing valve.
     
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    no, the old valve needs removed but even then you may struggle to get the pipe onto one side of it , you could maybe use one of these with a little bit of pipe and extend the existing

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    Is it hard to remove the valve correctly? Do I need to add any putty or something?
     
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    No but you need to shut the water off and use tools to remove the old valve then put the new one in its place then a little piece of pipe and then put the old one back on. If you're unsure at all I'd get a professional in to do the job, shouldn't cost too much.
     
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    Can't see why the old valve needs to go on. The dual outlet isolator is all that's needed.
     
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    It looks like it's too close to the side of the unit to get the right side fill pipe on?

    Unless of course they were cut a hole through the side of the carcass, if that's where the fill pipe was coming from.
     
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    May just do it as is ,but cutting a bit out the back of the cabinet ain't too difficult if needs must.
     
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