Re: Street Elbow and brass shower valve
Posted by Jon on December 13, 2003 at 20:49:23:
In response to Re: Street Elbow and brass shower valve
: : Hi,

: : Is it OK to sweat a copper street elbow directly into a brass valve (for a shower) or is it better to sweat a short lenght of pipe into the valve and then sweat an elbow onto the pipe. The first option is obviously easier, I also worry about trying to sweat to joints that are going to be so close together (is there a recommended minimum distance between sweat joints?).

: : Thanks,
: : Jon

: Using a street fitting is okay. It is a good idea to sweat all fittings that are close together at the same time. Because heat rises, I start with the lowest fitting and work my way up. You will probably want to remove the insides of the valve--the cartridge, disc, stem--what ever it has.
: Deb
: The Pipewench

Forgot to ask, The valve is assembled with pipe compound or teflon tape. Should I use either when reassembling?


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