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Old 04-02-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Washer water lines and shut offs


Hello everyone. I removed our washer and dryer from the main floor and relocated them down to the basement over a year ago. Now I want to use that space where they used to be as an extension to our kitchen so I will be putting in base cabinets (hanging cabinets already exist in this oversized closet). As part of this I need to remove a gas line, remove a 220 outlet, remove the old drain pipe, and remove the old water lines for the washer.

I have a question about my water lines and the shut off valves for them. The water line hoses (hookups) are located about a foot off the floor. The shut off valve (think shower handle) are located 3 feet above them so they would be accessible when the washer was in there. I can't get my head wrapped around how these work. I've searched for images of this but can't find any. Can anyone give me advice here? Am I going to need to tear off the drywall to remove these properly?
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A picture may help so we can see what your seeing.
We have no idea if these lines are just coming out of the floor, behind the wall?
100% sure there's not already a shut off for them in the basement where you could disconnect the lines?
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Good point. Here is a picture of what I am dealing with. You can see the handles at the top right under the cabinets. The hose connections are lower on the wall, about 3 feet below.

The water lines are exposed in the unfinished part of the basement but then run up into the floor boards so I can't see all of the way up. Before they go into the floor boards there is not an existing shut off valve I can use.
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Before they go into the floor boards there is not an existing shut off valve I can use.
Ayuh,.... Turn off the water comin' into the house, bleed the pressure off by openin' the lowest faucet in the house,....
Then cut those lines off where you can get at 'em in the cellar, add valves, 'n turn 'em off,....
After that, turn the house water back on,....

The plumbin' in the wall can be removed, or just abandoned in-place,....
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