replace BR shutoff

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  1. macd34

    macd34 New Member

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    Washington
    Hi,
    I live in a condo (built in '68 if it matters). My building will be shutting off the water to do a backflow test. I have a busted shutoff valve on my bathroom sink, I'm wondering if while they are testing I can replace it or will it mess their test up? I would have to pay a maintenance guy to come out and open our service room, then use their plumbers, when I know a plumber willing to trade work (I'm a painter). I really can't afford to pay their "big guys" to do something so simple. Thanks for all your help.
    MacD
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You will want to talk to them first.
    If they are shutting off water, you my have a chance there. But you want to let them know, or they could it back on before your plumber is done.
    Normally to replace a shutoff, you give notice and then schedule the work up.
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