Re: can't shut water completely off to install valve
Posted by e-plumber on April 09, 2004 at 07:50:24:
In response to Re: can't shut water completely off to install valve
: i am trying to install a new valve for my bathroom sink. i will require me to glue together some pvc pipe. the problem i am having is that with the main supply shut off in the garage and all the faucets open water keeps dribbling out so i can;t glue

Reply:
I hope you meant CPVC instead of PVC (CPVC is for inside the house).
When you shut off the water, open any and all faucets on the system to drain it down completely. If you have any outside hose bibbs, drain them also. If the valve you're trying to replace is on the cold side, disconnect the toilet supply line and drain some water from there, it should be lower than the stub-out for the lavatory basin.
e-plumber


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