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    Default Installing Moen A725 Drop Ell

    Hello,

    I've checked Moen's web site for this, but do not see the answer..

    I am installing a Moen A725 Drop Ell (seems like their standard). It accepts a 1/2" NPT Male.

    Does anyone know if the Male connection should be flush with the finished wall? I do not see any documentation that indicates the depth of the connection. I scoured their web site.

    Thanks,
    Steve
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    If I recall the threads should sit 3/8" outside the tile surface. Each manufacturer has a slightly different measurement.

    To be sure: What I usually do, I install a 1/2 copper x 1/2" fip wingback 90 fastened to a backing inside the wall. (similar to the shower arm 90). Once the tile surface is established, I install the A725 with a brass nipple to accomadate the distance needed for a flush mount.
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    Do you use the same trick for the body jets? My only fear would be a leak in the wall, but I could always pressure test after the drop Ell was installed.d

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaneys View Post
    Do you use the same trick for the body jets? My only fear would be a leak in the wall, but I could always pressure test after the drop Ell was installed.d

    Thanks!
    Steve
    Always the same thing. I always found that each contractor would finish their walls with different material thicknesses. The difference would be from standard 1/4" tile to 3/4" granite. Allow at least 3/8" for threads for each side . Total 3/4"-7/8"

    Doing it the way I mentioned, you can adjust the lenghts of the nipples as you see fit. Contractors or clients may have a change of heart in materials used and the plumber would never get notified of the changes until the project was ready for finishing. (then its too late.)
    Last edited by krow; 02-17-2008 at 06:24 PM.

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