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Old 04-26-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Still working on Build Sheet. Why would we need a toilet shutoff valve?
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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Still working on Build Sheet. Why would we need a toilet shutoff valve?
In case the toilet valve breaks... you'll fill up your black water tank in short order (overflow!... ) With the shutoff valve, you can still use the rest of the water system without water going to the toilet.
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I'm increasingly of the opinion that a shut-off valve is good idea at every faucet...just like your home. I had leak under the galley sink that fortunately was just a loose connection, but a bad seal on a faucet could spell trouble.
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I'm increasingly of the opinion that a shut-off valve is good idea at every faucet...just like your home. I had leak under the galley sink that fortunately was just a loose connection, but a bad seal on a faucet could spell trouble.
Santacruzer , I was thinking the same thing . What if I used the shark bite on the plex after I cut it ,and put on 1/2.shut off just like I did to toilet valve under kitchen sink ? Pat
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Santacruzer , I was thinking the same thing . What if I used the shark bite on the plex after I cut it ,and put on 1/2.shut off just like I did to toilet valve under kitchen sink ? Pat
You'd need both hot and cold shut-offs. And, talking this to the extreme, one might want to consider the outside shower (if you have it) and the bathroom sink. Pretty big project after the fact. I think if I was ordering the trailer new, I'd ask ETI to install them. Haven't looked at the location situation for outside shower and bathroom sink, probably a major PITA.
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You'd need both hot and cold shut-offs. And, talking this to the extreme, one might want to consider the outside shower (if you have it) and the bathroom sink. Pretty big project after the fact. I think if I was ordering the trailer new, I'd ask ETI to install them. Haven't looked at the location situation for outside shower and bathroom sink, probably a major PITA.
I know but under the kitchen sink is easy . Yep got the outside shower . Got to look at shower . If all theses shut offs are installed then trailer will be just like a submarine ! Pat
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Why not just shut off the water at the source?
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Why not just shut off the water at the source?
The main reason would be to isolate one fixture in the event of failure, leaving the rest of them to be still usable. As there is little likelihood of failure to the sinks, I would not worry too much, but I know I when my toilet valve broke, I could not use any water until I fixed it, and installed a shut-off, which of course, I never had to use after that.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:45 PM   #9
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In the case of my galley sink leak, it was fortunate that I had a cooking pot sitting upright under the connection, otherwise the water would have been all over the interior, probably warping and swelling everything. It was also fortunate that I happened to look for the pot when I did...before it overflowed. Lesson learned. Given the connection for the outside shower, behind a box in the closet, I might have a leak and never know it, unless I saw it dripping out under the trailer through a weep hole.
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If one has a spare toilet valve in their take along parts kit, it's a 30 minute job or less to change out so the water wouldn't be off for long. I've never really had a failure at any of the other areas and most of those would be a simple fix as well, unless it was inside a wall and camp out is probably terminated at that point.
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