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Old 05-29-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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Why can't I run PVC to shower valve?


Just wondering if there's a reason why. I'm currently replumbing my house with PVC, and in the middle of a bathroom remodel. I've never worked with copper before, not that I couldn't, but would be easier to just use PVC.
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If that's what you want to use .... Use it.........CPVC..... for hot though
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I don't want to defy the system though, if copper is supposed to be there for a reason i'll use it.
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Why not use Pex?
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I don't want to defy the system though, if copper is supposed to be there for a reason i'll use it.
There's no reason copper needs to be there.
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Why can't I run PVC to shower valve?


Bigburb,

There are advantages and disadvantages to each possibility. PVC is fine for cold water but you must use CPVC for hot as kenmac says above. I use CPVC for both hot and cold. Using both just does not make sense to me. Running CPVC to the shower valve is fine. I always use copper and a brass lug ell for the shower tube but the do make a brass lug ell for CPVC also. You will need it to attach the part the shower arm screws into to something solid.

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