||10-13-2012 08:13 PM
Galvanized piping and Rough in valve
I have a 4 bedroom house which I bought about 6 months ago. The house was built in 1969 with galvenized piping. Currently I'm remodelling the guest bathroom. I've removed all the walls /drywall because there were certain problems with the drywall. Anyway I have complete access to the piping. I'd like to remove all the galvenized piping and put copper pipes up to the celing for now with a dielectric union so that I can remove the pipes in the attic later. The pipes aren't really the problem. On the bathtub/shower there is a rough in valve, which has 3 faucets. My wife is very keen on having 2 faucets, which have to have metal handles and the lever in the spout. The ones we are finding are made in such a way that they built for pipes coming up from the ground rather than pipes coming down from the ceiling. Is there a way to rotate the piping near the rough in valve with some copper piping fittings or is that going to be too many turns in the piping? Or is there a two faucet..((Note the faucets are wall mount)) out there with metal handles which can have the pipes fitted when they come from the ceiling. The perfect solution would be Moens faucet model 82402, but they only make plastic handles for it.