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Old 12-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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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

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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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---
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Thanks--I caught that---shark bites are seldom used by a pro---
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