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Old 02-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #16
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There is something to be said for using copper. PEX supplies no support for the valve.
BTW- can't really tell from the pictures, but if you have PEX to the tub spout- replace it. It must be copper or gal pipe. PEX is too restrictive for the tub when combined with a shower
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PEX is too restrictive for the tub when combined with a shower
If you mean that it's so restrictive that some of the water goes out of the showerhead when the tub spout is on, I haven't seen that problem.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #18
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I am curious if the copper pipe being held by the brackets should be wrapped to prevent electrolysis?
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If you mean that it's so restrictive that some of the water goes out of the showerhead when the tub spout is on, I haven't seen that problem.
It happens all the time.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:05 AM   #21
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As to the pex tub spout---it's your house,if you wish to take a chance--go ahead--fixing it correctly will only take 15 minutes --after you remove the tile---(just kidding--we get 'my shower head is dripping' questions here a lot--fix it now--)
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