Attached diagram is for my main water shut off valve in my 2nd floor condominium. Existing valve is gate valve which has stopped working. I am no longer able to shut off water supply.
Copper pipe is coming out of wall and going back inside, I want to replace valve with push in connect (shark bite) valve.
I will be shutting off water supply to my unit from valve pit (dedicated to my unit)outside the building before I replace it.
My plan is to cut out copper pipe near both end of valve to remove it. But I don't know how I can fit the push in connect between solid coper lines. For push in connect valve I have to push valve onto pipe and I have to do that on both ends. I have to cut both ends to leave enough room that I can fit new valve but same time, I have to push new valve onto both ends of pipe, I can't imagine if I will be able to push enough length of solid pipe ends inside the valve fitting.
Any thoughts ?