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Old 06-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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I remodel residences, but now I am being sucked into a one time commercial redo. The pastor of a small church liked the job I did on his daughter's bathroom and wants me to redo the tile and vanities in the 2 bathrooms at the church. Not a problem except for the fact that I went and looked at the job today and found a commercial urinal. The toilets are no problem since they have the standard cutoff valves. All that is visible, besides the pipe, on the urinal was 2 large nuts. I am hoping one of these might be a water cutoff?

Maybe someone knows of a web site with pictures of a commercial installation?


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Old 06-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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you could google for a picture, couple different brands, sloan used a lot, anyway, there is a pipe coming out of the wall straight, then turning 90 degrees, there is a cover on the end facing you, unloosen this nut, under it will be a screw head, take a flat head screwdriver, turn clockwise, this will turn the water off to urinol.


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Can I expect leak?

Can I expect the same odds of the cutoff never being used and not really cutting off all the way? Or is the type of valve more reliable in commercial products? The church is 30 yrs old and guessing it is probably the original urinal.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:12 AM   #4
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It shouldnt be a problem to shut off the water at the urinal as described. If for some reason the screw valve doesnt shut off all the way or begins leaking, there are rebuild kits that take about 5 minutes to install. If you're that unsure about it, subcontract a plumber to come in and do a water shutdown for you. It shouldnt cost much at all.
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