Can I reuse my tub filler?
I have remodeled our master bath. The tub fill was in fine working condition. I want to change the layout of the knobs and spout. It is constructed with 1/2 copper sweated into the brass fittings. My question is this - can I "De-sweat" the fittings so I can move things around? If so - once I disassemble everthing, how do I propery "clean, sand, and flux" the brass joints.
Am I better off cutting tubes and splicing onto the copper joints, leaving the copper/brass intact? (yea, would result in more joints than ideal)
Correction - mistake revealed
Just in case anyone else has this question - the valve assemblies are factory soldered. I was able to remove the filler connection, but the other two could not be seperated. I had cut the copper tubes too close to the assembly... had I not, I could have reused the rough-in. Cost me $70 for a new roughin for the Moen filler.
Good luck, hope this helps the next person!