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Old 02-19-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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A while ago I had my plumber install quarter turn stops on all my lines. Is there a reason he didn't replace the old one here but rather just added the new one on? Is this bad practice?Double shut-off valve-imageuploadedbydiy-chat1424366947.547016.jpg
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The reason is because he was lazy. I guess on the up-side, if you have to find one, he saved you 5 minutes worth of his time .

I doubt it will be a problem...just looks hacky.
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guy was a bum and not a professional at all...and he don't care about his work... or neatness....
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That's what I was thinking, although jproffer, I wasn't charged per hour, just quoted me a price to install all of them. But I'm relieved this wasn't just me being anal... besides, I learned that the more unnatural connections a line has, the more potential for leaks in the future.

I'm debating whether I should leave it like that or correct it? IF I correct it, won't the cold valve be too close to the stem? maybe he did it to leave more room, and so it's still easy to distinguish the the cold is on the right; if he'd have replaced the old valve, the two valves would be sitting right under each other almost.
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If that other one is not used the proper thing would of removed the dead end and cap it off.
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If that other one is not used the proper thing would of removed the dead end and cap it off.

What other one?
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What other one?
The one at the bottom of the picture.
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At the moment there's no dishwasher but the stop does just fine at stopping the pressure. No sense in removing the stop to cap it if I plan to install a dishwasher again down the line.
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