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Old 12-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #16
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Since you are working with copper, and a plumber is coming out anyway, you may want to have him sweat in a coupling and raise that valve, and also put in a T with a curb cock, so you can cut off the water at that valve and drain your house back to that low point through the curb cock into a couple of buckets, in case you need to do any other work. This might sound funny to some but I have one with a hose connected inside, just in case I start a fire in my basement shop
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I had the exact same thought! I definitely want the valve a little higher off the slab...don't know why the original plumber did that way.

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just in case I start a fire in my basement shop

Should I even ask what you do that can start a fire in your shop.....or is it a "lab"?

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