||11-29-2011 02:12 PM
mixing valve distance from supply pipe
OK, i messed up my rough-in a little bit because i did it before buying my bath tub. i thought the center of the inside of the tub was the same as the center of the whole thing on the outside but the outer wall is much fatter so the drain hole is skewed inside... live and learn.
as a result, the cold water pipe (right) is getting way too close to the mixing valve socket, maybe barely 1/2". which is a problem because there is not enough room between the threaded and sweated connecting enough not to cook the sealant.
i would make a turn in the pipe but there is a 2x4 stud right next to it on the right, to make the problem bigger, i would have to redo the framing. i don't wanna turn right, go through the stud, and then turn back left to have enough of a distance.
so, i wonder if there is any way to solve this problem elegantly, without redoing the rough-in both framing and plumbing. my ideal scenario is presented on the illustration, which assumes that the joint is somehow possible to be made so close without overcooking either the pipe dope or the teflon tape that goes into the threading.
HELP PLEASE !!