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Old 06-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone used sharkbite connectors for a shower rough in valve? I have copper solidered connections right now and seems like this would be ideal instead of a torch that close to my framing. Anyone have a reason not to use them on the valve? I was going to get a Kohler rough in valve where the connections to the rough in valve are threaded.

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Better yet use Shark bite ball valves instead of the couplings.
And leave an access door.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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They can be used for the water feed lines but not for the tub spout --they cause restriction and might cause the shower to dribble.
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Another sharkbite post,, last one was canned at 50 something replys
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I'm surprised they can't be used for shower spout. Looking at my Kohler rough in valve I see the spout and the line to the shower head both have just a small hole coming out of the valve unlike the supply lines that are unrestricted.
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I've seen the results--and read it here often enough to know--do not use shark bite fittings for the spout--use either soldered copper or threaded pipe---

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