Re: Shower connections
Posted by hj on April 10, 19101 at 23:36:35:
In response to Re: Shower connections
They are specifically marked "not to be used in enclosed areas". If you have iron piping, use the valves with IPS female unions and stay with the steel system.
: I'm going to be installing a new shower valve body (Price Pfister), and am wondering about the best way to re-connect it to the existing plumbing.

: I have hot and cold galvanized steel stubs coming up from the crawl space through the floor. Due to extreme space limitations behind the shower enclosure,
: I am wondering if it would be acceptable to use flexible pre-fabricated connector hoses between the new brass valve body and the steel stubs.
: (The same kind of connector hoses used to hook up sink faucets and toilets). I would use the ones with the braided steel sleeves and all metal connections
: at the ends, no plastic fittings.

: It almost seems like too easy a way out. The other option is to use dielectric unions and make up rigid copper connections.
: Would the good quality flexible connector hoses be okay?

: Thanks in advance.

: Andy

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