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How to Install a Stop-and-Waste Valve

Below-freezing winter temperatures can cause the water in pipes to freeze, expand and burst the pipes. To prevent this, install a stop-and-waste valve on the water line to drain water from pipes.

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Materials

  • lead-free solder
  • 1/2" copper pipe
  • copper pipes and fittings
  • soldering paste
  • stop and waste valve and manufacturers' instructions

Tools

  • steel wool
  • torch
  • mini pipe cutter
  • striker

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