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Old 08-02-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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Hi, just wondering if someone could help me with a plumbing situation. I just bought a house and the laundry room was upstairs. We moved the washer and dryer downstairs yesterday and hooked everything back up as it was all ready to go. Everything there works great. I've no idea how to undo the plumbing that has been done for the upstairs. The problem I encounter is the white plastic water lines that come from the upstairs connect to the line that goes directly into the water heater. I imagine I could take off the white plastic water lines but how do I cap off where they meet the copper piping that goes directly into the water heater. Would I solder a cap onto it? Would I run into any issues?

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Is it possible to take a picture of the area in question?

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Sure, I will take a picture and will try and post it today.
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Hi, just wondering if someone could help me with a plumbing situation. I just bought a house and the laundry room was upstairs. We moved the washer and dryer downstairs yesterday and hooked everything back up as it was all ready to go. Everything there works great. I've no idea how to undo the plumbing that has been done for the upstairs. The problem I encounter is the white plastic water lines that come from the upstairs connect to the line that goes directly into the water heater. I imagine I could take off the white plastic water lines but how do I cap off where they meet the copper piping that goes directly into the water heater. Would I solder a cap onto it? Would I run into any issues?

Thanks, Kevin
Are there no shut-off valves installed behind the washing machine upstairs?

If so u could shut valves off and disconnect from there then DONE.... make sure you leave access to the valves (via trap door etc etc). You could even thread in caps w/ t-tape onto the shut-offs for extra security.
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Thanks for your help. My father in law came over and helped me take care of it. There was no shut off valve. We just cut the lines and put on metals caps. Thanks anyway.
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