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I've got a braided toilet water connection, with valve. Does

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I've got a braided toilet water connection, with valve. Does the valve connect to the 1/2" copper pipe by just pushing it into the connection? I assume once it's pushed in, it cannot be removed? What is the use of the snap ring behind the connection head? Is this remain, or removed when attaching to the copper pipe?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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If you have a push lock type valve connection then it does just push over the copper (which must be free of burrs). These valves can be removed but the mechanism is somewhat different for each brand. I don't know what you mean by the snap ring.