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Thread: Preferred Config. for Rough Valve Inlet/Outlet

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    Default Preferred Config. for Rough Valve Inlet/Outlet

    What type of connections do the majority of you prefer for a Tub/Shower valve; 1/2" female IPS or direct solder?

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    I pull the cartridge and do a direct solder.

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    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.

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    Thanks Terry and Clayton; decision made, valve will be ordered direct sweat. By the way Terry, beautiful website!
    Last edited by paul somlo; 03-25-2005 at 02:42 PM.

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    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.

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