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    I am installing a corner tub. Is it feasable to have the handles at one end in the tile deck and the filler spout in the back corner seperated about 5 feet? What are the issues, if any, I will face?

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Keep in mind that the outlet of the spout must be above the rim of the tub so no bathwater could get sucked into the potable water pipes if it ever got that high (it would flow onto the floor rather than pollute the potable water supply). The only thing is sloping it so you don't end up with standing water in it after you turn the valves off. That isn't absolutely required, but you'll end up with a cold shot out the spout each time you turn the thing on if it can't drain in between.
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    Thanks. So with this kind of installation it doesn't matter if the pieces are seperated by the distance. Would I need to us ridgid pipe or is Pex OK.

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    If there was a shower involved, you would want to hard pipe it. Assuming the tub spout is deck mounted and anchored well, you might be able to use pex, but it probably isn't designed for it. Too many adapters, and you have an opening for a leak...I think I'd solder the connections there if possible.

    If the tub is large, keep in mind that 1/2" pex (if that's what you used) is smaller inside than 1/2" copper, and it could limit the flow depending on the valve you select. 3/4" pex is only a little larger ID than 1/2" copper.
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    Separating the valves and spout on Roman tubs is done quite often.

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