View Full Version : Bathtub spigot
03-05-2005, 08:31 PM
Howdy. I'm plumbing in a new shower/tub unit and am unsure what to use to connect the tub spigot(spout or faucet) to the mixing valve. The mixing valve is brass and was told by a local building supply to use galvanized pipe between it and the spout. I've read a lot lately about problems with different metals connected together. I was going to use brass but this place didn't have any and neither did Home Depot. Does anyone have any input on this? Thanks in advance. Roshe
03-05-2005, 09:38 PM
I usually use copper and a male adapter. However, I always solder male adapters in if they are going to be in a wall. I just dont want to take a chance of it leaking down the road. I wouldnt ever use galvanized. I'm surprised that you couldnt find a 1/2" brass nipple of the required length though.
You can use copper if you secure the fitting in the wall. But every Home Depot I have been in has 1/2" brass nipples and elbows. They are usually hanging on a rack with the copper compression fittings and things like that.
03-06-2005, 03:42 PM
Thank you both for the replies.
I too, definitely don't want a leak inside the wall(or any where else for that matter). I've been repairing leaks in my daughter's place for about 4 or 5 yrs. now. It was plumbed with some kind of plastic, which I have completely removed and am redoing with cpvc(I know it's not the pro's choice, but I ain't one).
I was surprised that brass was not available at either of the 2 local building supply stores(Home Depot being one of them). I'm in a small town in Alabama and that may be the problem. Thanks again and I will stay away from galv. Roshe