Shower head drop ear alternative?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by davidhmd, May 3, 2011.

  1. davidhmd

    davidhmd New Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    I need to reroute my shower head supply pipe around the wall niche that I want to install between my shower head and shower valve. There's a larger wall cavity behind the shower valve.

    If possible, I would prefer to re-route the pipe with only three 90 degree turns by running the pipe back into the wall cavity, up, and then back out toward the shower, but then I think would need to find some kind of straight drop ear coupling. Does such a coupling exist?

    Plan B: 4 turns, 90 right, 90 up, 90 left, 90 drop ear toward shower.

    Also, when I soldered my shower valve in place last time, it ended up about 1/2 out of position toward the shower. I solved the problem by adding a sheet of 1/2 sheathing to that wall to make the finished wall 1/2 thicker. I can stick with that solution, or I can try to heat the bottom elbows for the hot and cold supply lines so that I can shift it. I assume it's better to leave it alone than risk compromising those joints.

    Thank you.
    Last edited: May 3, 2011
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Can you offset around it sideways, then you can come into the drop ear elbow from the side.
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