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vexious 12-03-2012 11:05 PM

Contractor didn't pressure test shower head?
 
I had a contractor install my shower valve, and I just now realized he never tested the shower head after all the drywall has been put up. He said he didn't have a cap to cap the head. He told me it shouldn't be a problem since their isn't really any pressure when the water is on.

Should I be worried?

He used gator bite fixtures to attach the pipe.

paintdrying 12-03-2012 11:13 PM

Gator bite
 
I would always test the head as well. I would not be able to sleep at night if I did that to someone, but, yeah, you are probably fine. I do not use gator bites, however many people love them

oh'mike 12-04-2012 12:26 AM

Put a nipple and a cap on it now and test it----if it is leaking you can see the water --it will run down to the mixer valve----

I would be more concerned as to why the plumber was using $5.00 Shark bite fittings instead of the more common fittings---

plumberinlaw 12-04-2012 02:01 AM

She said "I had a contractor install my shower valve" I don't think it was a plumbing contractor or plumber. All the plumbers I know would test for leaks. Makes me think it was the builder.

oh'mike 12-04-2012 05:50 AM

Thanks--I caught that---shark bites are seldom used by a pro---


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