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Old 02-25-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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I'm going to be plumbing in a single handle shower/bath valve for my new bathroom. The kit I purchased has a valve with four 1/2" female outlets. I've got PEX to the bathtub, so for the inlets I'll be using female 1/2 to male PEX fittings. I plan on doing the same to connect the shower drop ear elbow.

I don't want to use PEX for the bathtub faucet... so what are my options here? I was planning on going with brass, but I couldn't get a nipple large enough to connect the valve to the elbow (I'm assuming I'll have the same trouble from the elbow to the faucet, as well). Is iron a reasonable option? I don't know anything about soldering, so I'd prefer not to go that route...

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Anyone with any input on this? Other than sweating in copper, what is the standard?

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Galvanized steel nipples and fittings would work--but I wouldn't consider it ideal.

A professional plumber would likely use copper sweat connections for everything, and a pex adapter only on the hot and cold feeds.
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Anyone with any input on this? Other than sweating in copper, what is the standard?
Sweating is the way I'd do it. Get a couple feet of pipe, some fittings and practice, its not that bad.
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Thanks for the input... this morning I went by the local Do It Center, and got a couple brass nipples and a coupling... more expensive than I wanted, but it'll do the trick!

ChrWright... is there an issue with using PEX to connect the valve a drop ear elbow for the shower?
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No, as long as you plug the drop elbow (typically done with a nipple and cap, which are left in place until trim-out) and turn the valve on to test for leaks before you close up the wall.

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