Shower valve with male thread

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by dougeefresh, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. dougeefresh

    dougeefresh New Member

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    Hello.
    I just bought a shower valve from Price Pfister and it has male threaded ends.
    Is it OK to just sweat the copper tubes on directly or should I go through female threaded ends? Any reason not to solder on the tube directly on the male end? Thanks!
    Great forum by the way!
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If you can insert the copper there, then that's the second option you have. I would solder the pipe and skip the fittings.
  3. dougeefresh

    dougeefresh New Member

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    It fits well just like any others without the threads so I will solder them on.
    That was an awesomely quick response. Thanks, Terry!
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That is the way a plumber would do it. But, it is INTO the threaded end, NOT ON it.
  5. dougeefresh

    dougeefresh New Member

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    Hi, hj,

    Yes, that's what I did and it worked like a charm.
    Thanks!
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