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Old 04-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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hi; I live in Louisiana and I am building a custom shower and I am having to move the shower diverter. My question is I want to go from a 1/2 in. copper pipe to PEX hose I would like to know what the pluming code say to use on the copper pipe. a compression fitting a sharkbite fitting or to solder a nipple on then screw a PEX fitting on.


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Old 04-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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shark bites or gator bites are legal here or you can solder on pex barb to the copper like in link
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

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hi; I live in Louisiana and I am building a custom shower and I am having to move the shower diverter. My question is I want to go from a 1/2 in. copper pipe to PEX hose I would like to know what the pluming code say to use on the copper pipe. a compression fitting a sharkbite fitting or to solder a nipple on then screw a PEX fitting on.
we use 1/2 copper x 1/2 pex and solder it on ...most homeowners perfer sharkbite user freindly...
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Pex adapter soldered onto the copper is a better way of doing it IMHO.


If you can't manage soldering, you can use a sharkbite, but o-rings do fail over time. I tend to only use them for qest repairs, or temporary water connections.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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Thanks I will solder on a PEX fitting I will feel better that way. I have used a sharkbite before but I was not real comfortable with in a closed up wall it did not leak but I still didn't feel reassured. I have used a compression fitting for copper pipe but I was not sure if it is to code.
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