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Old 08-20-2017, 05:16 PM  
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What is the WC acronym referring to? And the previous owner installed slate for a bathroom flooring!! Horrible! Eventually this will get gutted and remodeled.
I did a few of the punch through the floor system, but stopped because I became the A hole when people wanted to change their lavs, and my referrals suffered.

I now cut the drywall and cut the galv. below the elbow and remove the pipe from the bottom, feed the new through the same hole, solder the 90, compression angle stop and patch the drywall.


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I imagine when we do the remodel and replace the damaged sub floor, I can then, reroute the copper back into the wall.


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You can, depending upon how much you enjoyed your 1st trip under the house.

However you'll need to map your FJ (floor joist) near the WC so you can use a masonry bit and drill the slate from the top.
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Spent about an hour under the house crawling and inspecting my situation....wow! Somebody ran about 20 ft of copper from a galvanized transition. It gets better. Instead of teeing off and running some copper over to the main bathroom it continues all the way over to the laundry room, which is slab and goes about 2 ft, tees off back under house and galvanized to the kitchen sink, 20 ft back to the main bathroom all galvanized! Ugh! Space is very limited where it enters house so that was my main concern. I have a plan and that's all that matters, I'm just glad I can access everything. The hot side appears to be all copper and the roll kind, some spots appear to be smaller than 1/2 near the fixtures so that will be another project. I did notice some pinholes that weren't spraying yet but moist around the rust and corrosion. Can't wait to remove all this crap and get some pictures for you all but I'm sure you've seen it all haha.
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Got a few drops drilled and set, I will leave about 4-6" exposed if I ever have to replace valve and need some new pipe.
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That's the Idea.

Whether you could find them or not, there are strait thru compression stops, instead of the angles, which require shorter braided connectors.
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That's the Idea.

Whether you could find them or not, there are strait thru compression stops, instead of the angles, which require shorter braided connectors.
Didn't know that??😃So the supply line connects at the top?
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That's correct.

They can be a bit pricey, so you'll need to shop around;https://www.ferguson.com/category/va...ves/_/N-zbq54t
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Nice, thank you...about $6 more. I'm fine with what I got but will definitely keep that in mind if I ever decide to change it. I'm really excited to get this done and see a change, can't wait.


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