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Capping pipes below tile level

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by darrenh, 17 Dec 2019.

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    3370C1DC-18C4-48ED-96C2-E3DDCC97FDBD.jpeg I might be asking for the impossible here but as you can see in the picture I have a bidet (that has to go) that sits on the tile. If I can cap the two water feeds then I will get away with just filling the tile gap afterwards. I have no spare tiles so cannot just replace it. Any advice as how to cap the two water inlets without removing the tile and leaving a flush finish (no pipes extruding). To add to the puzzle .. I have no access underneath to be able to do it from below!

    The waste pipe is easier to manage as I can cut that flush, bung and seal..
     
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    You would be left with x2 dead legs in your water system that is against water regulations - I've asked many a time and their answer is the same, water regs don't care how difficult or inaccessible it is.
     
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    The house is not in the UK so they won’t chase me ... any ideas on solutions?
     
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    I’m not sure it’s possible what you’re asking. Is there no way of finding where they tee off and cap there? Then you could just cut at floor level and fill.
     
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    Have you checked to see how much play is on the pipe once they're disconnected from the bidet? There may be enough (15mm'ish) then just cut the pipe the height of a slice, 2 soldered caps and just push the pipe down
     
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    Now that is a good idea. There might be enough play to just push them down into the gap...
     
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    Now that is a good idea. There might be enough play to just push them down into the gap...
     
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    Do they come through a room with wooden floor? You could cap them off further away.
     
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    The room behind is also a bathroom. A bath in fact. So might be lucky and they are fed from there. Will have a look
     
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