Gate valve under floor?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by wmichsabre, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. wmichsabre

    wmichsabre New Member

    Apr 11, 2013
    Is it ok to put a gate valve shutoff under the floor?

    I am remodeling my 2nd floor bathroom and put in gate valves so that I can plumb the shower without turning off the whole house water...since I don't have a long time each day to do the plumbing, it is easier to tackle this way.

    If I never remove the gate valves, will it be ok? I probably should have put ball valves in, but that is in the past.

    If there ever is a problem in the future, I could always cut a hole in the ceiling to access the valves to shut off the water.

    Would like some opinions....

  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Yeah, we do that too sometimes. Isolate the work. And gate valves are fine.
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  4. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    You could also put in an access panel.That way you would not have to cut the ceiling open.

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