tub spout nipple

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by pedixon, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    Hi all. I am installing new tub shower valve ( Delta) and was wondering if it is ok to use 1/2 gal. pipe from valve to drop ear , and the same for the tub spout nipple.The rest of the house will be pex. Id rather not use copper or brass(already have the gal.) Thanks Phil
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If you use galvanized, you WILL be changing it some day, usually when you get a "slug" of brown water every time you turn the water on.
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The coating and threads on that galvanized nipple are not perfect and will rust someday. Why chance it - use a brass one now and never worry about it.
  4. pedixon

    pedixon New Member

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    ok, brass it is
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Also, you can't use PEX from the valve to the drop ear 90
    The restriction forces water up and out of the shower head when filling the tub.
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