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Old 12-30-2011, 02:51 PM   #16
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Thanks guys. Got it all done today. Left a little slack in the pex in case I need to move the whole assembly 1/2" or so in either direction.

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Side note : Don't use pex for the tub spout.


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Side note : Don't use pex for the tub spout.

Pex supplies the mixer. The riser to the shower spout, and to the tub spout are soldered copper. I used pex almost everywhere else in the house that I could.

The mixer is actually all copper, I used those pex-copper bends and soldered those on rather than a sweat fitting and then a 90. I think it was cleaner this way.

I'll snap a picture later.

I've never done a bathroom rough in before. Hopefully all will go well with the inspector this week.

Thanks again!

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set shower mixing valve at 48" to center off floor....as far as tub spouts go we set mixer from tub rim to center of mixer 12-14" then drop spout 6-8" down .....some have a min off center of mixer so it don"t dribble out of shower head.....
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Side note : Don't use pex for the tub spout.

Yeah that could get interesting when running lots of hot water!
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Yeah that could get interesting when running lots of hot water!
Care to explain?

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Depending on it theres a gap between spout/wall if you ran enough hot water the pex might tend to soften and take a set in its new orientation once it cooled back down
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Depending on it theres a gap between spout/wall if you ran enough hot water the pex might tend to soften and take a set in its new orientation once it cooled back down
Oh you mean pex between the actual spout. I thought you meant between the elbow fitting the spout screws into and the mixer.

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It all passed inspection. Thanks guys.

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What i'm referring to is the restriction that the pex fitting causes in the spout piping.

It will not allow enough water to flow out of the spout, and when you're taking a bath, your showerhead will run also.

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