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Old 05-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Well, I just found something on the plumbing I did on my shower. The distance from my shower valve to the tub spout is 2 3/8 inches too long. Its not supposed to be longer than 9 and mine is 11 3/8. Anyone have any idea what this would do?

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Well, I just found something on the plumbing I did on my shower. The distance from my shower valve to the tub spout is 2 3/8 inches too long. Its not supposed to be longer than 9 and mine is 11 3/8. Anyone have any idea what this would do?
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expose the drop and shorten it- if copper, use a coupling.
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i have had longer than that a lot of times before with no issues using copper. the concern i assume the manufacture has is a longer pipe causes for restriction which could cause shower head to drip when filling bath tub. this is very likely when using pex or more than 1 elbow
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i have had longer than that a lot of times before with no issues using copper. the concern i assume the manufacture has is a longer pipe causes for restriction which could cause shower head to drip when filling bath tub. this is very likely when using pex or more than 1 elbow
I need to test it. After finding this problem today, I realized I never tested any of this stuff after hooking it up.

Unfortunately I already put up plastic sheeting for tile so if I have to change anything Ill have to cut that out.
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