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jaguarcat 02-15-2012 12:51 PM

Install Kohler shower valve
 
Wall torn out to studs. Advise best way to mount shower valve. Copper through floor. Can we use PVC?

oh'mike 02-15-2012 01:00 PM

Why switch to pvc? It will use 2 sticks of copper --and give you a more solid install---

One of the plumbers from an area that allows different pipes will be along soon---

Here copper is code and I have no experience with the alternate piping--

jaguarcat 02-15-2012 01:19 PM

Appears we should stick with copper, don't currently have the tools but will gettem.
Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 854225)
Why switch to pvc? It will use 2 sticks of copper --and give you a more solid install---

One of the plumbers from an area that allows different pipes will be along soon---

Here copper is code and I have no experience with the alternate piping--


broox 02-15-2012 02:34 PM

fan of brevity I see

jaguarcat 02-15-2012 03:37 PM

Broox, brief at this point is better than long winded. I'm a female helper in this project and need more input from my boss, which is hard to get from him. Working on it.

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Originally Posted by broox (Post 854292)
fan of brevity I see


oh'mike 02-15-2012 05:04 PM

Torch--red tin of flux---plumbing solder and a good tubing cutter---those are the tools---

Plastic will be cheaper---I'm just not knowledgeable in those things--still might need the copper supplies for the conversion to plastic---Mike---

jaguarcat 02-15-2012 05:08 PM

Thanks, its better to go better than cheaper, I'll pass it to my boss.
Located in Las Vegas NV.
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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 854410)
Torch--red tin of flux---plumbing solder and a good tubing cutter---those are the tools---

Plastic will be cheaper---I'm just not knowledgeable in those things--still might need the copper supplies for the conversion to plastic---Mike---


oh'mike 02-15-2012 05:15 PM

Nevada probably allows for plastic pipe---let's see what a plumber says that knows about non copper piping---I live in a very restrictive part of the country---

jaydevries 02-15-2012 07:49 PM

mike does kane county follows Illinois plumbing code

joecaption 02-15-2012 08:00 PM

PVC would not be used in a water pressure line.
Go with copper, Pex, or CPVC if codes allow.
Far better to go with all copper since that's what's already there

jaguarcat 02-15-2012 08:09 PM

Thanks a bunch Mike!
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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 854421)
Nevada probably allows for plastic pipe---let's see what a plumber says that knows about non copper piping---I live in a very restrictive part of the country---


ben's plumbing 02-15-2012 08:41 PM

go with copper piping for support....:yes:

oh'mike 02-16-2012 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 854574)
mike does kane county follows Illinois plumbing code

I work in DuPage and Cook county mainly---Most towns follow Chicago code--Copper only--type L---no Romex wiring--conduit only--

Kane county allows Romex but it's rarely used---

jaydevries 02-16-2012 12:49 AM

mike you are talking commercial ?

Alan 02-16-2012 09:00 AM

PVC shall not be used inside of buildings or within 2 feet of structures.


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