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cooper4x4 08-25-2008 12:45 PM

Shower Valve question
I have this shower valve:

I believe it has a 5/8" ID on the threaded connections. can I use 1/2" copper pipe (5/8" OD) and solder the connection instead of using a threaded connection? how far should the copper go into the valve to create a good connection?

TazinCR 08-25-2008 03:05 PM

It should go in at least 1/2". Make sure you take the guts out before you sweat the pipe.

cooper4x4 08-25-2008 03:27 PM

I will definately do that. just wasn't sure if it was ok to sweat copper to brass at a threaded connection.

Marlin 08-25-2008 05:17 PM

Their should be stops, a point where the copper pipe won't go in any further yet isn't touching the cartridge. That's how deep you want to go with the pipe.

cooper4x4 08-26-2008 11:03 AM

any special tips for soldering brass to copper? will a 1lb propane torch do the job or should I go with mapp gas?

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