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Old 09-13-2019, 05:34 PM   #1
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Question About Installing Toilet Shutoff Valve

I've been carrying a ball valve around for thousands of miles in case I need to install it in the water line to the toilet. I thought I might go ahead, but I have a question before starting. This is probably specific to our 2013 19', but maybe others are similar. Sorry I don't have a picture to post.

The valve I have is a white plastic Watts unit with the ends like SharkBite for PEX. After I cut the line and remove a little more to make up for the length of the valve, is there room to bend the PEX around to fit it in the valve? The water line on ours comes through the wall into the underseat storage, connects to an ell, goes maybe a foot toward the side wall, and connects to another ell before going through the bathroom wall. ETI drilled the holes without a lot of slop, so I'm concerned about having enough wiggle room to insert the valve. I'd like to hear from anyone who has done this, especially on an older 19.

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Old 09-13-2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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That is the location where mine was located in my 2012 and 2016 E19's--seem to be the right place.
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Right. I'm sure about the location but just wondering about squeezing into a relatively short stiff piece of PEX between fixed ends. I'll find out soon enough I guess!
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Right. I'm sure about the location but just wondering about squeezing into a relatively short stiff piece of PEX between fixed ends. I'll find out soon enough I guess!
Parker I did on our 2013 19 . Pictures in my album on forum . I couldn’t install like Myron did because our plex was very short . I went to plumbing supply and got sharp bites , a chrome house metal shut off . Ours is in the bath not in the dinette . Also have the stainless line . Been on now for about 4 years . Let me know if you need any more pictures and I will dig them out . Pat
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:08 PM   #5
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Found it! That looks like a really good solution if I can't get the valve squeezed into the horizontal line under the seat.

You have so many excellent mods. I could spend way too much time looking through your albums.

Thanks for the idea. I'm not sure I want to yank the toilet to do this so close to departing on our trip, but we'll see.
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Found it! That looks like a really good solution if I can't get the valve squeezed into the horizontal line under the seat.

You have so many excellent mods. I could spend way too much time looking through your albums.

Thanks for the idea. I'm not sure I want to yank the toilet to do this so close to departing on our trip, but we'll see.
We only were left with 3-4 in under dinette so that was why it is in the bath .yes I did remove toilet to make sure I could connect the shark bites real good . Thankyou for the compliment ! Pat
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:23 PM   #7
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Here's mine, just installed. I bought the valve some time ago from Little House Customs. It was easier than I though to squeeze it in there. If you're curious about extra wires in the back, some of those power the retro-fitted bathroom ceiling fan.
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Here's mine, just installed. I bought the valve some time ago from Little House Customs. It was easier than I though to squeeze it in there. If you're curious about extra wires in the back, some of those power the retro-fitted bathroom ceiling fan.
Parker you were lucky . Looks like you have about the same length Myron had on his 19 Who ever did our trailer gave us maybe 3 /12 in in length . That was the reasoning to do install in shower . Your install looks good ! Pat
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Thanks! Happy to have a lucky break occasionally.
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Thanks! Happy to have a lucky break occasionally.
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