Re: Shower connections
Posted by dick on April 10, 19101 at 23:50:16:
In response to Re: Shower connections
PEX would be a good solution if it's legal in your area.
: 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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