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Thread: Threaded Connections and No Access Panel

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    DIY Junior Member newmex999's Avatar
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    Cool Threaded Connections and No Access Panel

    I am installing some HIGH FLOW Stainless Steel Threaded Water Flexes on a tub deck faucet and did not plan to install an access panel.

    I can always open up the sheetrock again if I need to.

    What is the down side of doing this?

    I know it is not to code, but why?

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    Flexible hoses fail, as they are not constructed with permanent installation in mind. Approved piping such as copper is designed to last as long as the rest of the structure.

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    You'll want to be able to do periodic visual inspections. I never install deck faucets with flex lines. Hooking it up with rigid pipe also helps keep the faucet more secure.

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