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Old 04-25-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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U shaped copper configuration

First time posting - Doing a toilet replacment and was considering replacing the old straight chrome water line that comes up through the floor that then connects with a flex line to the toilet. I traced back to the copper in the basement and saw the shut off valve, but also a U shaped copper configuration. Does this serve a purpose? I was considering re-piping that area but was just going to use a straight 90 from the line to head up through the floor to the bathroom. Picture attached if I did this right.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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Hard to tell what was in the mind of the original installer, but I know of no reason for that configuration. Make sure you clean off all that paint, and replace the shutoff with a ball type shutoff. Since this is for the toilet, there actually should be a shutoff at the toilet, again, 1/4 turn ball valve.


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Old 04-25-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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If that's black iron threaded pipe and a 90 there, get rid of it, too.
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