And here's the rest of the story. It was a plumbing disaster worthy of
your most hearty ribbing. Home Depot guy said you don't cap it, you put
a shut off valve on it and leave the valve shut off. So I tried, without
success, to install the shutoff valve on my now hacked off supply lines.
Each time I turned the water on, it leaked like crazy. And then in what
will not be noted as my finest hour as a plumber, I further tightened one
of the lines only to have the valve fly off.
It's amazing how much water pressure there is in a residential area.
2.5 hours, $11. Failure. Squishy carpet for 15 square feet.
I called a plumber in. He told me that the valves I had been sold would
not work attaching to a poly-B line - if I somehow managed to get them
leak-free, there's no way he'd sleep well knowing they were there. Could
come off at any time. He re-cut the line correctly, attached a brass
poly-B-to-PAX connector, crimping both sides properly with these rings,
using a very expensive crimping tool. Then he connected a proper valve
to the PAX side, crimping again. Repeat on the other supply line.
20 minutes, $132. Success. Carpet still squishy; not his fault.
I feel like a putz. Take your shots - they are well deserved.
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