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Old 05-16-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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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

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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?).
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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?).
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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.
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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.
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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.

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