Re: Soldering near fiberglass unit
Posted by Deb on July 20, 2004 at 19:00:45:
In response to Re: Soldering near fiberglass unit
: I need to solder a fitting for my tub spout about 1-1/2 to 2 inches away from the finished side of a one-piece fiberglass tub/shower unit. I need to add a fitting to attach a brass nipple that the spout will screw on. I'm concerned with soldering so close to the face of the shower and I don't want to burn or melt the finish.

: 1) What is the best way to tackle this?

: 2) Any tips on measuring so the spout is flush with the wall one I screw it on? I have a double-ended brass nipple that will screw into the spout on one end and screw into a female fitting on the other end.

If you use a slip fit diverter spout, you do not need to solder at all. I have found these to be as dependable as a spout that threads onto a male adapter or nipple.
Deb
The Pipewench


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