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Old 03-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and looking for some advice. In my basement there is a bathroom partially finished. The problem I have is that the output line for the shower head comes out of the wall as a copper pipe with a cap on the end, about 6" long. Its not the 1/2" threaded female fitting recessed into the wall like its supposed to be.

I'm trying to find a solution for this rather than cutting through the wall? Like putting a 1/2" fitting on outside of the wall and using a deep flange to cover it?

ANY advice from the pros would be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome mjllewellyn, to the best dary DIY'r site on the web.

Is there no access from behind the shower? Cut it solder an adapter on and screw on your shower head.

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Old 03-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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Thats the problem, its up against a concrete wall with the shower body already installed...
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Are you sure the copper isn't a peice with a soldered cap on one end, and a male pipe thread adapter on the other end? Us plumbers often use a peice like that temporarily while a wall gets drywalled, etc., and remove it when putting the faucet trim on.
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Yes I'm sure, I can see through the hole. Its a copper pipe run directly into an elbow.
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Well, if that's the case, then I'm sorry to say but you'll just have to open up the wall and redo it.

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