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Old 10-22-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Upgrading to Pex...Any reason I cant move

the Hot/Cold/Drain valves up above the subfloor for easier access?

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the Hot/Cold/Drain valves up above the subfloor for easier access?

No reason at all, unless it's a tank drain valve, in which case it needs to be slightly below the tank level.
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Isn't that gonna eat space needlessy for something you'll only use a couple times a year...?
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Really hate that creepy hole... seems like easy access to rodents, snakes and spiders and other slithery things. Any ideas??? The 1st valve goes to the drain, 2 hot water 3 cold water.
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Oh, can I replace the current valves with a pex manifold?
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Oh, can I replace the current valves with a pex manifold?
No need for a manifold, you can use the Flair-it drain valves.
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Uwe, . Flair-it drain valves Im am unfamilar with. Pic? Where to buy? Thanks for the tip.
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I like these Pex valves the best, they work well in any area, take up the least amount of space and are priced right!
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Uwe, . Flair-it drain valves Im am unfamilar with. Pic? Where to buy? Thanks for the tip.
I use these, most of the time. I never had a leak once, and no special tooling is required.
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I really love the Flair-It PEX fittings, I used them after reading through Uwe's thread and seeing how highly he thought of them. I've had some minor leaking issues with a couple of other brand of PEX fittings I used because I ran out of Flair-Its, but none at all with the Flair-Its themselves.
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I really love the Flair-It PEX fittings, I used them after reading through Uwe's thread and seeing how highly he thought of them. I've had some minor leaking issues with a couple of other brand of PEX fittings I used because I ran out of Flair-Its, but none at all with the Flair-Its themselves.
The only issue ever was a drip where a flair it adaptor was threaded into a fpt outlet of a water heater. It takes more sealer tape than one would think to make this work without a failure. So, the plastic to metal connection needs a little extra consideration.
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Really hate that creepy hole... seems like easy access to rodents, snakes and spiders and other slithery things.
Well, it's your trailer, Wildr. But it looks in the photo that you have the darkness licked. Mebbe just a small light in there?

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Any ideas??? The 1st valve goes to the drain, 2 hot water 3 cold water.
Yes, they're all drains. In the winter (something you may not experience much of where you are!) us Northerners actually have to take the water out of the pipes, or they will certain sure freeze and break. Those other two taps are to drain the water in the pipes leading to the tap set on the kitchen sink.

They all are "billed" as "lowest point" for drain purposes, so you had best take a look at where you are going to reposition them to, just in case you ever decide to come up to this frozen part of the world in winter...
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FANTASTIC!! Just what I needed...a visual and a supplier Thanks a bunch!
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