Gate valve under floor?

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  1. wmichsabre

    wmichsabre New Member

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    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....

    Mark
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, we do that too sometimes. Isolate the work. And gate valves are fine.
     
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  4. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    You could also put in an access panel.That way you would not have to cut the ceiling open.
     

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