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Old 03-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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HEllo everyone

I am in the process of installing a new shower in my bathroom. I am replacing an old cast iron tube with a shower only. The shower is 42 X 34. I have two question I was wondering if I can get some help with.

1.) I am installing a Delta 132900 shower head and hardware. My question is about the fittings from the valve to the supply lines. I was told the fiting s should be copper from the vale at a minimum but can transition to cpvc . Please look at the picture and see this looks ok. Do I need to put teflo tape on the threads or can I just tighten.





Second question

I know I need to move the support for the shower head up but my question is how far do I set it back from the face of the studs?

My shower kit is a Sterling Ensemble 4 piece kit.



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Are you using proper CPVC to Copper adaptors? Can't tell from your photo.

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YEs the fittings screwed into the valve intake for hot cold and the discharge to the shower head are all cooper to cpvc fittings.
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I know I need to move the support for the shower head up but my question is how far do I set it back from the face of the studs?
Set it so the threads are just behind the back of the drywall.
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Use teflon tape, pipe dope, or both to seal the threads.
For the shower head- I set them back so it's flush with the stud face- or further.
I also set it above the fiberglass so it's high and don't have to drill the panel- allow room for the trim ring above the panel.
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Put your shower head backer board direct behind the winged ell and fasten the ell to the wood with wood screws..

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