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Old 05-04-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Before you turn your water back on be SURE that you have properly installed ALL stops or caps and all new faucet pipes and nozzles are OFF or SEALED properly to prevent any water from spewing into your naked bathroom.

I did not.
And now I can advise everyone to do so.

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LOL.

The journeyman at the shop did that one time, and his hearing is not so great. He left an upstairs one on, and didn't hear it flooding until water was coming through the light fixtures in the ceiling onto his head.

It happens. What's important is remembering what works and what doesn't. Keep on truckin'.

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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My dad did something like that once when I was a kid. He had just finished sweating the bathroom sink shutoffs, and forgot the toilet shutoff. It was still just press-fit on the pipe stub. He says to me "Go downstairs and turn the water on.... OH **** TURN IT OFF!!!"

Classic. There's a dent in the ceiling drywall from a flying toilet shutoff valve.
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LMAO

Too funny! Fortunately for me it wasn't too much water that came out - apparently the cold water was turned on a bit. Unfortunately I moved the tub over to refinish it - otherwise the water would have just gone down the drain. Instead, though, it shot out and down into the hole for the tub drain. Lucky me, hardly any got in the bathroom itself.

I was relieved, though, that after cleaning water off the pipes my first cpvc joints are leak-free. So I did to something right
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