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junebug82644 05-16-2008 01:02 AM

Water supply shut-off for toilet
 
Hello Everyone. I'm new to the site and need some advice. I am a 63 years young grandma and try to do all of my own repairs. I also help my children whenever I can. We all live in Manufactured Homes of various years and sizes. Right now, I'm trying to help my daughter replace a bad toilet and increase support in the floor around it. The trailer is quite old and the toilet's water supply line doesn't seem to have a shut-off valve. I could sure use some advice on what to do about it. Thanks in advance. Junebug

Mike Swearingen 05-16-2008 02:06 AM

You need to go to a place that sells mobile home plumbing supplies, and get a shut-off valve and a flex connector that goes from the valve to the toilet tank from it, using the same type of plumbing (1/2" plastic?).
Mike

Alan 05-17-2008 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 123498)
You need to go to a place that sells mobile home plumbing supplies, and get a shut-off valve and a flex connector that goes from the valve to the toilet tank from it, using the same type of plumbing (1/2" plastic?).
Mike

Usually 3/8" polybutelyne in older mobiles

junebug82644 05-18-2008 03:25 PM

Water supply shut-off for toilet
 
Hi again. Will I have to tear up the floor to shut the water off, or should there be a main shut-off that's easy to find? Thank you for your help.
Ellen

mstplumber 05-18-2008 03:31 PM

Junebug,
If you have a water meter you can certainly turn the water off there, if not you probably have a shut off valve under the house. Look for the water pipe coming out of the ground under the trailer and the valve should be right there.

Alan 05-19-2008 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by mstplumber (Post 124003)
Junebug,
If you have a water meter you can certainly turn the water off there, if not you probably have a shut off valve under the house. Look for the water pipe coming out of the ground under the trailer and the valve should be right there.

Could be in a green valve box in your yard as well, depending on who plumbed the water service.:thumbup:


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