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Old 02-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have PEX pipe out of the wall going to the tub spout. Since it flexes I don't have a very tight fit against the wall (not like I would with copper anyways).
First question is is this even up to code (I am in BC). Second is, how can I fit it in a bit tighter.

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best to change it to copper. Much more rigid. But, you know this now

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using pex for a tub spout is no good, especially if you are installing a tub/shower.

The pex fitting at the spout creates a reduction in flow, and this will cause your showerhead to drip. Use copper or brass or even galvanized would be better than pex.
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Yea I'm just dealing with the crap from the previous homeowner.
I'm also wanting to get permits after the fact. Anyone know if this is conform to BC building codes? (if it is it shouldn't be... but this is just my opinion)
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using pex for a tub spout is no good, especially if you are installing a tub/shower.

The pex fitting at the spout creates a reduction in flow, and this will cause your showerhead to drip. Use copper or brass or even galvanized would be better than pex.
you said it brother
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #6
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I don't believe that it's against BC code per se, just against common sense. If the spout has a set screw, the pex would puncture.

As for getting it to fit tighter, the installation instructions will tell you the depth/length of pipe (ie - min 1 1/2" to max 2 7/8") from the wall. So when you replace the pex with copper/brass make sure that the pipe is the right length and you'll be good to go.

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