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Old 08-25-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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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?


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

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