Test a mixing valve
Posted by Mike on July 03, 2003 at 08:20:30:
We are remodeling our second floor bathroom and I just installed the shower mixing valve. I wanted to test all my joints before I put the walls up. I do not have the trim/handle for the valve yet(on order) so I would need to open the valve (gently) with a pair of pliers to let the air escape - then close the valve after the air leaves the line? Is that the correct way to test? Am I correct to assume that I cannot just turn the water on (the line is currently shutoff in the basement)? Thanks for the advice.

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