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I have a plumber who roughed in a job for me and used ''pex'' supply lines. He has since quit and I am left without a plumber and a customer wanting some fixtures installed before tomorrow. Is there a shut off valve that is easy to attach to the pex that we could install ourselves and at least get the toilet and sinks operational??

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  • KEN CHESHIER Jul 09, 2010

    What kind of tool are you talking about?

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Yes if you do not have the tool, they make compression fittings to attach to pex.

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  • Michael Zellner Jul 10, 2010

    There is a special tool that attaches barb style fittings

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It all depends on what material your water line is made of and where you want to shut the water off at.

Under the dishwasher there is a threaded connection from the water line to the dishwasher and there is typically no isolation valve located there. You will have to follow the supply line back to where it ties in, typically it is feed from the kitchen sink water supply. Hopefully the plumber who installed the lines provided a local shut off valve under the sink, otherwise you will have to shut the water off at the main house supply.

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Copper - You can get a cap and solder it on, make sure there is no water in the line because it will not heat up enough for the solder to penetrate the joint. Use flux and lead free solder on the copper lines. When you are ready to replace, just turn the water off, cut the cap off, and install the necessary fittings to connect the dishwasher. If I was going to do this, I would install a valve and a braided stainless steel line for the dishwasher. This makes it a snap to reinstall. Any hardware store can supply these parts.

Plastic (PVC/CPCV) - same as above but use the proper cement rated for the type of plastic pipe.

PEX - You can buy a plug and a clamp ring, but you will need the proper crimping tool.

If you have a threaded connection, just go to the hardware store and buy a threaded cap.

If you need specific information, please update your question with more details, because I am just speculating what you have.

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I found another solution(workaround) instead of reinstalling the program:
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