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plumbing04.htm Essentials of Plumbing

Unit I: Legends,

INSTALLING WATER SERVICE

A water closet tank requires cold water supply service for flushing. The water supply is connected from the rough-in plumbing to a shutoff valve and from the shutoff valve to the tank's inlet.

Installing water service to a water closet tank. Use the following steps to install water service to a water closet tank (see Figure 31):

FIGURE 31.  INSTALLING WATER SERVICE TO WATER CLOSET TANK
FIGURE 31. INSTALLING WATER SERVICE TO WATER CLOSET TANK

 

  1. Slide escutcheon onto pipe, and push it against the wall.
  2. Attach shutoff angle valve, making the proper connection for the type of pipe used. Make sure connection is tight and valve's other opening points straight up to tank.
  3. With a spring bender, bend the flexible tube connector to a fitting position.
  4. Slide tank connection coupling nut, valve connection coupling nut, and compression ring, in that order, onto the flexible tube connector.
  5. Attach coupling nut to shutoff valve and tighten.
  6. Attach coupling nut to tank inlet and tighten.
  7. Set shutoff valve in closed position.
  8. Installing water service through floor. Use a straight shutoff valve when the water service pipe comes up through the floor.

Most of the content of this course is provided courtesy of US Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

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