Advice for moving bath spout

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  1. Tlee2310

    Tlee2310 New Member

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    I want to move my bath tub fill spout down 6" since I removed the tub and am putting in a shower pan. My shower manifold to shower head and spout is copper pipping, but supplied by pex. My dilemma is how to move the spout. I can sweat copper pipes decently (by no means a pro) but I have never done it on something connected and close to pex pipes before.

    Sharkbite doesn't look like it will work as I have exactly 1" from the current spout to the coupler with that small pipe tee'd off (side question, is that the trap primer?)

    I attached a few pics to help show the issue.
     

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can't run PEX to a tub spout with diverter. The smaller size pushes water up to the shower head. Run full size copper.
    Just pick up a torch, flux and solder and go for it.

    Do you even need the tub spout if you using this as a shower? You could cap off the spout if you're only using the shower head.

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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Some people like the tub spout in their shower and use it for several things including a 'toe tester' to get the water just right before opening up the showerhead path, and second, it makes a nice, easy way to fill up a bucket should you want to mop the floor.

    Code only requires any spout filler to be above the flood plane, and in this case of a shower, that would be to have the outlet above the top of the shower curb.
     
  5. Tlee2310

    Tlee2310 New Member

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    Yes, my main reason to keep the spout is to fill buckets... or for when I want to just wash sand off my feet.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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