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  1. DavidJ

    DavidJ New Member

    I'll be putting in new runs of copper for my bath / basin taps that will run under the floor and in the walls.

    Will capping the ends off and turning on the water be enough to check for leaks before tiling over?
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes I would leave them a couple of days before doing anything
  3. DavidJ

    DavidJ New Member

    Cheers Shaun
  4. DuncanM

    DuncanM Plumber GSR

    You are probably fitting isolation valves for future servicing, yes? Get a bit of plastic pipe and plumb to other side and stick it in to a bucket and open it up till water comes out, close again, check. let you crack on with the rest.
  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ New Member

    Thanks for the tip!
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