I know next to nothing when it comes to plumbing, and two times I have attempted my own plumbing, it ended horribly. So I'm a bit gun-shy when it comes to plumbing, so please go easy on me, lol.
I'm just about done with a utility room remodel, and need to install shut-off valves for both the pedestal sink, and the toilet.
1) I'm replacing the old toilet, so there is currently a 1/2" CPVC supply line coming through the floor, attached to a shut-off valve using what looks like a compression fitting, which is connected to a 1/4" flexible gray plastic line. Since I still have to tile around this, and because there's no escutcheon, I need to replace the shut-off valve with a new one. My problem is that I can't seem to remove the old one. I'm assuming I need to cut it off, but what kind should I get to replace it with?
2) Back when I had the walls down to studs, I had my plumber come and rough in the plumbing for the washer/dryer and the pedestal sink. I've got 1/2" threaded copper pipes coming out of the wall with caps on them. Same question, what kind of shutoff valves do I need?
I'll probably be going to Lowe's, if that matters.
Also, on a slightly related note...what on god's green earth makes these