boarding up a sink

Old 09-12-08, 02:15 PM
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boarding up a sink

I have a sink in an alcove. I intend to close in the alcove. I will remove the p trap and seal that up. Can I just leave the valves on the pipe to the sink in the off position or should I remove the valves and cap off the copper pipe? I will sheetrock over the opening.

Old 09-12-08, 05:13 PM
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I would remove the valves and sweat on caps. I did my first copper sweat/solder job for my new shower, and it was not that difficult. Leaving the valves could be bad, especially if they fail.
Old 09-13-08, 07:45 PM
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Capping it off is your safest bet.

If you choose to leave the valves on, you should still cap those lines after the valves.

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