Toilet tank feed pipe
Also, I closed the main water valve and it did not shut off the water to the toilet. Shutting off the valve to the sprinkler system shut it off. Is that normal?
Aug 31st, 2019 3:15 pm
Aug 31st, 2019 3:33 pm
Sounds like maybe you didn't wait long enough or shut off the "wrong" main valve? As in not the main valve.
Aug 31st, 2019 5:41 pm
I waited long enough. All the faucets in the house had no water. That toilet still did.
Yes. That is a hack job.Also your nose going thru drywall looks terrible. Whoever did that didn't do too good of a job.
The valve was leaking. I wanted to install PTFE tape so I had to shut off the water.You could have just shut off at the valve right there and cleaned up whatever spills out with a small rag?
That makes sense. That's probably what it was for.Also usually it's just a straight flex hose going from the shut-off, maybe it was done for a bidet?
Aug 31st, 2019 7:58 pm
Aug 31st, 2019 8:11 pm
Total hack job especially if it's connected to the sprinkler system rather than the main shutoff.
Aug 31st, 2019 11:20 pm
Sep 1st, 2019 1:58 am
There should be a master shutoff somewhere outside of your house where a special key is needed to shut the valve off. Typically, you need to city to come by to do that but a lot of plumbers have that key as well.Sievert wrote: ↑ These are the valves. The labels were put there by the previous owner (the house was built in 1997 and I bought it in 2010).
When I shut off the valve labeled "main water shut off", it shuts off the water everywhere (I think) except that toilet. Only after I shut off the valve labeled "water sprinkler don't touch" did the water to the toilet shut off.
The pipe with the sprinkler valve does feed one sprinkler in the room and then continues up. I assume it is feeding the rest of the sprinklers. The pipe does split and connects to a pex pipe (with a pressure gauge along the way) that also runs up. I wonder if that's the pipe that feeds the toilet. Why would the sprinkler system feed other systems?
Also, shouldn't there be a main valve that is located outside? What happens if there's a leak before the sprinkler system valve?
The the pipe that feeds the sprinkler system pipe also feeds the pipe that has the valve labeled "main". Could it just be a case of mislabeled valves? Is the ball valve the main valve and the screw valve some secondary valve? I still don't know what that pex pipe that splits off of the sprinkler pipe feeds (only that toilet?).
EDIT: The plastic bag was concealing another valve that controls the flow to the pex pipe that splits from the sprinkler pipe. It is labeled with a "?" so the previous owner didn't know where it went either. It is in the "closed" position so it is obviously not feeding the toilet.
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Was just coming in to say that I thought it was a pressure regulator as well, and for the same reason.Cough wrote: ↑ I believe the sprinklers he talks about are fire sprinklers not lawn sprinklers. So no need for backflow valve. Probably someone just connected the toilet into that system. The take off for the "bidet" looks like it once may have been a pressure regulator which would make sense if the sprinklers are on full mains pressure?