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    As I said, I went out of my way to avoid big box...

    As I said, I went out of my way to avoid big box store, I made this purchase at my local plumbing supply store. The R10000 rough-in was separate, the rest of trim including spout and shower head were...
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    I'm in the process of installing R10000 as well....

    I'm in the process of installing R10000 as well. I have read online discussions regarding big box stores selling lesser quality valves with plastic parts. Decided to not take a chance and went to...
  3. Delta R10000 installation...leave plastic screen in during soldering??

    Folks,

    Delta R10000 installation instructions indicate to leave plastic screen in place during soldering, but to "avoid high temperatures" since it may damage screen!?

    Any idea why they want...
  4. Barry, Thanks for the input. After sleeping...

    Barry,
    Thanks for the input.

    After sleeping on it here is what I think I am going to do. Home Depot has an oak "hobby board" that is exactly 1/2" thick. I'll use this behind valve and mount it...
  5. I will have about 1/2" between drywall and back...

    I will have about 1/2" between drywall and back of valve.
    These are the choices that I can think of:

    1 - Don't bother with stringer behind valve, let it be supported by copper tubing.
    2 - Make a...
  6. Thanks Barry, I know I can make the 2 3/4" if...

    Thanks Barry,

    I know I can make the 2 3/4" if I avoid mounting the back of the valve to a stringer. The valve would be "floating" with its back up against drywall of adjacent room.
    Is it ok to...
  7. Tub/shower valve installation with 2x3 studs

    I am replacing old three handle tub/shower valve with new single handle unit. I am looking at using the Delta R10000 valve body. However my wall studs are 2x3 so I only have 2 1/2 inches of wall...
  8. hj you're the man! That is what I get for...

    hj you're the man!

    That is what I get for pulling dimensions from some website vs. walking into Ferguson's with a tape measure.

    I think I am ok now, but do you know if there is any requirement...
  9. Here are photos

    Here are photos
  10. Terry, I have 2" of pipe to work with. Coupling...

    Terry,
    I have 2" of pipe to work with. Coupling is 2 1/2" long. I would have very short nipples, the trap elbow would be almost kissing the coupling (see hand sketch). Is this ok or does some nipple...
  11. Installing new tub - is there an easy way to extend PVC drain pipe 1/2"

    I'm putting in a new tub and I need to extend the length of the PVC drain pipe shown in photo by 1/2 inch in order for trap to line up properly with overflow tube.
    Is there a clean way to do this...
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    HJ, Sorry man, I meant 1/2". I originally...

    HJ,
    Sorry man, I meant 1/2". I originally calculated incorrectly for 1".

    Thanks for allaying my concerns.

    Just curious though, Terry's earlier post indicated that the UPC code talks about...
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    Rechecked my figures using another reference...

    Rechecked my figures using another reference (Copper Tube Handbook) and realized that I had calculated for 1" pipe (dammit). For 1/4" pipe the required offset length is only 8" for a 20' pipe with 20...
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    HJ, My calculated expansion is not 19", it is...

    HJ,
    My calculated expansion is not 19", it is 0.082". The reference says that I need a 19" offset in order to accomodate an expansion of 0.082". By offset they mean the distance from the 90 degree...
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    copper pipe support and thermal expansion

    Folks,
    I will be replacing a 20' section of 1/2" Cu that feeds external hose bibb (pinhole leaks). I am concerned about the lack of accomodation for thermal expansion of this long pipe. I looked up...
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