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Old 04-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install a tub filler for a freestanding tub as shown in picture. The picture is also shows a figure taken from the installation manual showing the piping setup required.

My question is, the connector shown in image as "5", is that necessary at all? I couldn't figure out why that is even there, as the water supply could be connected directly to the T-adapter (shown as 4) without "5". Intuitively, I'm thinking the less parts, the less chances of leaks, hence if "5" is useless, I'd like to omitted.

The manual made no mention of why "5" is needed, or whether it is optional or not.

Could I omit "5"? Or am I missing something obvious to why "5" is needed?

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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5 looks like a reducing bushing of some sort---what suze is the manifold threading?

What type of pipe are you using?

Is the inside of the manifold sized for sweating copper directly to the manifold?

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Maybe as you have suggested, you don't need them if your pipes line up correctly without them.

Please wait for the plumbers to respond. Thanks.
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5 looks like a reducing bushing of some sort---what suze is the manifold threading?

What type of pipe are you using?

Is the inside of the manifold sized for sweating copper directly to the manifold?
Yeah the manifold sized for sweating does fit on the T-adapter (4), exactly the same way "5" fits on the T-adapter. That's why I'm puzzled to why "5" is even needed. I'll be soldering 1/2" copper pipes to this assembly.
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I agree---eliminate #5---solder directly to #4---
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it looks like they just provided adapters for you ....see know reason why you cannot do it your way.... go for it ...let us know how you make out..

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