Stubborn Moen Shower valve with female threads!

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Gabe
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Stubborn Moen Shower valve with female threads!

Post by Gabe » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm

I have this Moen shower valve with female threaded ports and a Sharkbite adapter, male threads on one end and push-to-connect on the other end and my problem is:

I CANNOT, despite being a tough guy, get the Sharkbite adapter more than half way into the valve’s threaded female ports!

I have tried, with and without Teflon, no luck!

Can anyone help?

THANKS!

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Shannon
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Re: Stubborn Moen Shower valve with female threads!

Post by Shannon » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:38 pm

It won't go in all the way. Teflon tape (4-8 wraps ) and hand tighten then tighten with wrench till you're satisfied. It does not have to go till it stops moving.
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