View Full Version : Preferred Config. for Rough Valve Inlet/Outlet

paul somlo
03-24-2005, 10:38 PM
What type of connections do the majority of you prefer for a Tub/Shower valve; 1/2" female IPS or direct solder?

03-24-2005, 10:49 PM
I pull the cartridge and do a direct solder.

03-25-2005, 06:55 AM
I prefer the sweat valves, I usually apply some faucet lube to the seals while I have the cartridge removed.

Some of the guys spray the valve body with cool gel and don't remove the cartridge, I'd rather be safe than sorry though.

paul somlo
03-25-2005, 02:40 PM
Thanks Terry and Clayton; decision made, valve will be ordered direct sweat. By the way Terry, beautiful website!

03-25-2005, 03:32 PM
Most of today's valves that have male connections for use with female adapters also will accept copper tubing directly into the openings for sweat purposes.