Water line shut off for bathroom

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Old 12-15-13, 07:22 PM
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Water line shut off for bathroom

Right after the holidays I plan on gutting and doing a full refit of my daughter's bathroom. I am going to try to everything but the ceramic tiles myself.
Her bathroom is in a second floor apartment and I would like to have a shut off for the hot and cold lines in before divining it up to the bath, sink and toilet.

When I was a kid, my parent's home had a small door that allowed shutting down the water to the entire bathroom with one valve.

Is this practice obsolete?
I can't find (At the big box building supply) any decent "water cabinet" already made to suit this application.

Does anyone have suggestions?

If a pipe split while I was away, by the time she made it to the basement office of my house where the main shut off is, half my home would be flooded.

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Old 12-15-13, 10:21 PM
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Nope, no "ready to install" solution but you CAN install the valves inside the wall and then cover the opening with a removable service cover. These are available in many different sizes and for a range in prices. The mega-mart homecenters have them in plastic with springs that simply hold them against the wall for a price of around $10 to $20 depending on size. If you want something a bit nicer, metal doors, either steel or stainless steel are available for significantly higher prices.
Do a Google search using the search term plumbing access doors.
 
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Old 12-16-13, 03:54 AM
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Will the bathroom still have heat while you're doing this remodel? If so just cap off the water lines in the room itself using shark bites. I did my whole bathroom without turning off any water. If you don't have isolation vales under each fixture this is the time to put them in.
 
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Old 12-16-13, 05:32 AM
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Furd

Do a Google search using the search term plumbing access doors.
That is embarrassing. You would think I have never used google before.
Thank you Furd. I spent 40 minutes browsing sites and search things like "Water valve cabinet".

I found something that will do the trick in about 40 seconds using "plumbing access doors".

Thanks!
 
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