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Old 06-09-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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Hi all.
Long story short I need to cap a few pipes. The pipes were attached to the bathroom sink, with them running into the next room and attached to a different sink (2 black rubbery pipes for the hot/cold water, 1 white PVC pipe for the drain).
I want to know how I can figure out which size or what cap would be the appropriate ones to use for this?
Are they pretty standard or do I have to measure... do I measure the width of the pipe itself or where the threads are? I tried to upload a picture, but it was too big so it wouldn't let me. If I take the pictures to Home Depot or something would they be able to help me there?
Thanks, Siobhan

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Are you wanting to take off the valves and cap the lines? I'm a little confused.

Sizes are LOOSELY standard, but it depends on who has done the job.

Waterline stubs for fixtures are generally 1/2" unless you get into mobile homes, sometimes they are 3/8 QEST.

A lavatory drain is either 1-1/2" or 1-1/4", but then again . . loosely standard. I have seen people stub out with 2" before.

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So to answer your question about measuring . . . .

The pvc drain should be an inside diameter measurement of the pipe.

Same goes for waterlines, BUT if we look at the newfangled pex tubing, the ID of the pipe does not match the labelling on the tubing itself.

IE : 1" pex is closer to 13/16 (almost 3/4)

Depends on what pipe you're looking at. Black rubbery sounds like a mobile home, and I think sharkbite fittings will work on it.
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[quote=Alan;664010]Are you wanting to take off the valves and cap the lines? I'm a little confused.


Yes... basically a "handyman" put the lines in back around 2005 in order to put a kitchenette in an adjacent room (not a mobile home, it's a private house) in order to rent out that part of the house. We are trying to remove the kitchenette to "take back" that room. It should be a small project we can do ourselves, but this is the one thing we're not too sure about (& the handy-people I'm related to keep backing out!)
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Post a picture---your 'handy relative' used odd ball parts ,if I'm reading this right.--Mike---

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For some reason I'm not able to post directly in my reply, so I uploaded the pictures onto my FB page... here is the link

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...8&l=037e9fc56f

the first picture probably shows it the best; the other two I tried to get closer shots.
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Those are washing machine hoses

Unscrew the hose--remove the bushing behind it and cap that with a 1/2" pipe cap--put some tfe paste or teflon tape on the threads first.

I'd buy 1/2" caps and 1/2" plugs--that way if the short threaded nipple comes out of the T you have the parts that you need.

Your 'handy relative' is creative,I'll give him that.
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Your 'handy relative' is creative,I'll give him that.
yup, sounds about right!!

Thanks for the tips... how bout the PVC looking tube in back... anything special for that?
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Saw off the pipe--unscrew the plastic from the steel nipple and cap it--that looks like 1 1/2"

Plastic cap or steel--your choice---TFE paste or teflon tape.---Mike---
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Thank you so much.
I'll let you know how it goes!

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