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Timbear

05:20PM | 01/08/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
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I am re-piping to our bathrooms on the second and third floors of the house. The job involves two bathrooms. When I am done how can I flush out the new pipes??

LonnythePlumber

05:37PM | 01/08/05
You can put stops on the lavatories stub outs and supply tubes and run water into buckets. It's better to leave the guts out of a shower valve and turn the water on and off a few times if you can avoid a mess.

We're supposed to flush out all the lines including the toilet too. Which you should do if you get debris. It's really a two person job. One to get wet and one to turn the water off and on and laugh.

LonnythePlumber

05:38PM | 01/08/05
You can put stops on the lavatories stub outs and supply tubes and run water into buckets. It's better to leave the guts out of a shower valve and turn the water on and off a few times if you can avoid a mess.

We're supposed to flush out all the lines including the toilet too. Which you should do if you get debris. It's really a two person job. One to get wet and one to turn the water off and on and laugh.

LonnythePlumber

05:39PM | 01/08/05
You can put stops on the lavatories stub outs and supply tubes and run water into buckets. It's better to leave the guts out of a shower valve and turn the water on and off a few times if you can avoid a mess.

We're supposed to flush out all the lines including the toilet too. Which you should do if you get debris. It's really a two person job. One to get wet and one to turn the water off and on and laugh.

Timbear

08:10PM | 01/08/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
OK, How about connecting the new cut off valves (that's what I call stops) to something like a garden hose and running the water down the tub drain?? And how long should I let the water run?

LonnythePlumber

02:34AM | 01/09/05
It's not so much length of time as off and on. Run it a minute at first and a couple of off and on's. It depends on if you're getting any debris. A garden hose is fine but then you need some adapter fittings.

Sorry about the triple posts. I've been instructed on how to cleanse them but I've been failing. I will try again after church.

Timbear

03:50AM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
I like the adaptor idea, how would I do that?? Thanks much!

LonnythePlumber

07:28AM | 01/09/05
It's a hassle but can be done. You need a 3/4" hose thread to 3/8" fine thread or whatever threads you have on the shut offs. May take three pieces. You can go to a hardware store and mix and match pieces.

Timbear

10:20AM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
Could you give me a little more info. I have 3/8 on the stops, can you give me a better idea of what connectors I need? I just spent an hour at ********** but could not figure it out. Thanks,


LonnythePlumber

12:41PM | 01/09/05
It is a challenge. First you have to find a hose thread to pipe thread connection. Then you fine a pipe thread reducing to a pipe thread connection, and then pipe thread to fine thread.

Or get a hose bib that compresses on to the 1/2" copper or sweats on. Even sweating on a male adapter.
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