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buckybadger 09-14-2012 09:43 AM

Proper transition from PEX copper stubout to faucet?
 
In terms of code:

Can you just solder directly onto a PEX copper stub out without installing a shut off valve? (In this case, 90 degree elbow and more copper pipe coming off the stub out.)

I think I'd prefer to just solder copper directly to the stub out and install the shut off valve closer to the sink. I'm about 30 inches horizontally from the stub out to the faucet inlets.

I could install a shut off valve at the stub out and then another under the sink, but that seems a bit stupid.

joecaption 09-14-2012 09:50 AM

Is the wall open?
Sure would look better to move the sub out over so it's under the sink behind the wall.
Posting a picture would sure help.

buckybadger 09-14-2012 01:07 PM

There's not really a wall; this is for an island bar sink.

http://www.patrickdaley.com/11.jpg
http://www.patrickdaley.com/12.jpg

TheEplumber 09-14-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckybadger
There's not really a wall; this is for an island bar sink.

http://www.patrickdaley.com/11.jpg
http://www.patrickdaley.com/12.jpg

Hmm, that sink looks familiar.
Sweat on your adapters and pex over to the sink. Put shut off valves within the distance speced by your code

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Alan 09-14-2012 09:26 PM

If you have pex in the wall, and copper stubbed out my question is : How much copper before the transition to pex? 6" ? 12" ?


I haven't had to try soldering next to pex like that, but I do know it softens if you heat it with a torch. IF you happen to have any stress on the joint and you heat that pipe enough, the connection may come halfway apart. If you can't see the connection, you won't know until the water is back on.


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