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    Default Toilet shut off valve

    Any thoughts on why these were installed. Several toilets in the home were like this.

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    Default Re: Toilet shut off valve

    future hand held bidet?


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    Default Re: Toilet shut off valve

    It has been posted here before where someone added a kitchen sink sprayer or hand held shower head at this location for a makeshift bidet.

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    Default Re: Toilet shut off valve

    No telling why, other than what Bruce posted. When they correctly secure the PEX and the valve you might recommend that they remove it...

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    Default Re: Toilet shut off valve

    Kitchen sprayer connection for cheap bidet. I have seen a few in various ethnicity / religion homes. I always recommend removing due to cross contamination issues.

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Toilet shut off valve

    What you have now are dead-ends (health issue/plumbing violation) which are open to contamination.

    Poor man's bed pan/potty-chair/medical comode/diaper rinser/colostomy bag washer. The plumbing codes address the proper method of installing same, this is not one of them.

    Other possiblity wrong way to install an "insty-hot" feed to temper supply water (warm it) to prevent condensation on the toilet tank.

    Open port no vac breaker, no check, syphon, and dead end to valve is no good - especially in such a contamination prone zone below flood rim of toilet bowl!

    Unsupported/unprotected pex through floor exposed no protection from damage - plastic disk/flange on floor NG either, S/B metal.


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