Water lines from wall too long


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Old 07-22-18, 03:23 PM
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Water lines from wall too long

Hi. I知 in the process of remodeling the bathroom and I知 confident I can handle this myself but I知 a little concerned about one thing. The water lines from the wall for both the toilet and sink are about 6 inches too long. This leads to the wall cap behind the toilet hanging in the middle of the floor. What i would like to do is turn the water off, remove the shut off valve and cut the plastic pipe with a cutter to the proper size. So the the valve holds the wall cap in place against the wall. Is this as easy as it seems or am I in for a big surprise?
 
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Old 07-22-18, 03:31 PM
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Are you talking about the escutcheon plate that trims off where the pipe passes through the wall Do not cut off the pipe so short that the valve is right at the wall. It makes it impossible to work on in the future. Having the valve a few inches from the wall is normal. If you want to hold the escutcheon up against the wall a small dab of caulk or glue will keep it in place.
 
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Old 07-22-18, 04:11 PM
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Thanks. Just assumed that the pipes were too long. Never really looked at anyone else痴 house.
 
 

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