Re: Final connections - - after rough-in
Posted by hj on May 13, 2003 at 23:45:33:
In response to Re: Final connections - - after rough-in
I assume he is referring to the hard copper in the walls that goes to the tub and shower valves. Rigid copper is not allowed to be bent, and most inspectors will not approve soft copper above ground. At least none that I have come across so far.

: : Inspectors do not allow bending copper tubing, so you will have to use fittings and solder.

: : : I am awaiting the roughin inspection and I am courious about the next step.
: : : I am pretty sure that I was not lucky/skillfull enough to line up my ball valves where my hot an cold inlets are needed for my corner tub faucet and my neo-angle shower faucet.
: : : Do "the pros" tend to use pipe benders to get the offsets and angles needed, or am I looking at sweating fittings ?

: Certainly we use pipe benders but it's usually on 3/8" supplies. I prefer stainless steel flex connectors on the whirlpool tubs but some plumbers are using PEX. I usually connect my shower valves with hard copper but you can use soft copper or PEX.LonnythePlumber

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