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Old 06-11-2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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Valve Replacement

I just finished replacing the flush valve on my Dometic toilet, and was wondering why they don't put an on/off in-line valve on the incoming water line like they do in a house? I was going to do it, but there's not enough slack in the water line to make a clean installation. Has anybody done this? Thanks for any info.

(Dometic flush valve @ local dealers- $56.00-$58.00. Ebay- 2 for $33.00 no tax free shipping 3 day delivery.)
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"I was going to do it, but there's not enough slack in the water line to make a clean installation."
Haven't you just answered your own question? If you're adding a valve to an existing water line, the valve will provide more length to the line so not sure way you would need more line than you currently have to add it.
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I just finished replacing the flush valve on my Dometic toilet, and was wondering why they don't put an on/off in-line valve on the incoming water line like they do in a house? I was going to do it, but there's not enough slack in the water line to make a clean installation. Has anybody done this? Thanks for any info.

(Dometic flush valve @ local dealers- $56.00-$58.00. Ebay- 2 for $33.00 no tax free shipping 3 day delivery.)
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #4
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"I was going to do it, but there's not enough slack in the water line to make a clean installation."
Haven't you just answered your own question? If you're adding a valve to an existing water line, the valve will provide more length to the line so not sure way you would need more line than you currently have to add it.

Yes, I guess I did answer my question. I just thought maybe someone might have added a valve, and was curious about how they might have done it, being as the incoming line is literally up against the fitting with no slack and no place to cut and couple.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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It goes down to cost and points of failure.

What need is there for a valve other than when your working on it?

You are looking at adding in 1 more component to leak, 2 more connections to fail.

The only thing I am adding a valve to is the outside shower to prevent freezing.
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