PVC in shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by psal2, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. psal2

    psal2 New Member

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    Just wondering (another dumb idea) if 1/2" PVC can be used for the shower lines where there is now 1/2" copper?

    If yes, what would be the connection?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    PVC can't be used for supply lines.

    They can be CPVC though. You would use a Male adapter either threaded into the valve, or is the valve is a sweat type, you will need to solder on some female adapters.

    Plastic fittings should be male.
    Female adapters can crack.
     
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  4. psal2

    psal2 New Member

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    Appreciate the input. I suppose the old tried and true copper is the best choice for supply lines in a shower, correct?
     
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