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Old 01-23-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
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Our one and only toilet (upstairs) has to be pulled tomorrow due to a floor install. And since we don't have an outhouse, I must come up with a temporary, non-permanent solution.

I have a 4 1/2" O.D., ABS pipe protruding up from the slab in the basement (bath rough in) which I have installed a toilet on. The issue is that I need a water supply. And fast! This too has to be temporary since the walls have yet to be built for the basement bathroom.

I have access to both a 3/4" and 1/2" cold water line (copper). Other than cutting and soldering new copper, which is not an option at this point, is there anything available from the local home stores I could use for the temporary supply line?

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is there anything available from the local home stores I could use for the temporary supply line?
Ayuh,... A 5 gallon bucket of water, filled from whereever ya want....

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Ayuh,... A 5 gallon bucket of water, filled from whereever ya want....
Good idea, Bondo .....just make sure you plug the supply hole in the tank..............

........a garden hose hooked up with a few adapters???
That would be a perfect question for the Homeboy Depot guys.......
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Do you have an ice maker waterline? If so there is a supply---1/4" but a clever person could figure out an adapter to 3/8.
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Bondo's correct on this: If you have the toilet installed on the pipe in the basement, then all you have to do is pour the water into the toilet bowl, not the tank to flush material down the drain. Interesting concept you have there.
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Good call, Bondo. But highly unlikely that would fly with the ladies of the house. This solution needs to be a self contained, on site supply. As in sit down, do whatcha gotta do, flush and go on your way. If it includes carrying 5 gallon pails from the upstairs to flush with.... I'll just say no.

Looks like it's cut and solder time.
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use a sharkbite T to cut and fit, run 1/2"pex to 1/2" compression cut off and toilet riser at toilet. done
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use a sharkbite T to cut and fit, run 1/2"pex to 1/2" compression cut off and toilet riser at toilet. done
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The sharkbite fitting is to be cut and fit into the 1/2" copper. Then use PEX to a 1/2" compression cut off, to the riser then to the tank?
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my understanding of the shark fitting is the plastic insert gets removed where copper pipe is but stays for plastic pipe.
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Depending where the washing machine is. Put a hose tee on the cold water supply and run a garden hose to the toilet location. Use a hand held nozzle to fill the toilet tank or rig some adapters to connect the hose to the fill valve. First option is easiest, but make sure you plug the fill valve inlet if you do it that way.

To connect to the toilet, 3 fitting needed;

Hose to pipe adapter http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Stop valve http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Toilet supply tube http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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My first thought was to use a garden hose. Then I saw you were in Minnesota. Might not work in January. The T off the washing machine to a garden hose sounds like how I'd do it. If you'll be using it long term, then cob up some adapters to make the hose fit up to the fill valve.

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