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Old 02-24-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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shower to storage nook . . . what do I do with the pipes?


OK, decided to start a new thread rather than add to the existing "Starting my first tub-to-shower conversion!" thread. (If this isn't kosher, lemme know.)

I've torn out the old fiberglass stall shower. We'd like to simply sheetrock this in and install a nice Elfa rack system here for storage and laundry. The floor will be tiled over with the rest of the bathroom.

My question is what do I do with the existing plumbing?

Can I just cut off and sweat an end cap on the hot/cold lines and wall them in? Do I cement in the drain? Can I just leave the vent tube there, or should I remove it?



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Old 02-25-2017, 10:33 AM   #2
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You can cut the tubing and sweat an end if you like, and block the drain. Me personally, I would cut the pipe below the shower valve and get a rubber plug for the drain. You never know if you would re-install this shower in the future
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Cutting and capping the supply lines below the floor, (if basement or crawl space)would be my first choice if possible. I like the idea of a rubber stop plug in the drain. The vent just leave be.
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The vent must drain so you have to keep the drain alive. Rubber plug looks the best option. Metal protection plates for vent and copper.
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