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Old 01-27-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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I'm finishing my basement which includes a bathroom. I'm in the middle of routing water supply and drain lines and while I was looking my bathroom upstairs to compare supply line heights, I ran into a snag. The shut off valve to the toilet has an escuheon(sp?) flush with the wall. The hole behind it is only as big as the 1/2" copper pipe. I was originally going to rough in the piping with the shut off valves in place. How does one put an escucheon on after drywalling? Is this the order that the pros follow?:

Route all pipes to stick out of the finished wall by at least 4-5".
1. solder caps on copper supply lines to toilet/sink (since the main water supply has been tapped into)
2 put up drywall
3 uncap, then drain the supply lines (again).
4 slide escuheon then shut off valve on supply lines.

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They make a split ring style of escutcheon. Those can be put on after the paint is dry.

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They make a split ring style of escutcheon. Those can be put on after the paint is dry.
I've seen those, just wondering how to get around it, but I may just end up doing that as I dont really want to drain the entire first floor of supply piping more than once. (Or I could install shut off valves for the hot/cold at the 3/4" side and save some water drainage touble...)

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Not a pro, but that's how I do it.

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Route all pipes to stick out of the finished wall by at least 4-5".
1. solder caps on copper supply lines to toilet/sink (since the main water supply has been tapped into)
2 put up drywall
3 uncap, then drain the supply lines (again).
4 slide escuheon then shut off valve on supply lines.
You could also install a drop ear elbow and thread a scrap of pipe with a cap on it. When walls are finished, shut water off/ drain lines unthread replace scrap with a brass pipe, install escutcheon and thread on shut off valves.
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I have seen plumbers use a box like this one. You put the valve in wall like an ice maker or washing machine valve. Then you sheet rock around the box when you are done with the dry wall you simply put the beauty plate on and hook the toilet up.
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I have seen plumbers use a box like this one. You put the valve in wall like an ice maker or washing machine valve. Then you sheet rock around the box when you are done with the dry wall you simply put the beauty plate on and hook the toilet up.
Thats a good possibility.

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