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    Default Securing Copper Tub/Shower Rough-In

    I notice that the copper tub/shower rough-in I'm replacing didn't use any pipe clamps or the fitting mounting ears. The assembly is essentially free-standing and a bit wobbly, but firmed up somewhat by the installed trim pieces.

    Would a good plumber secure the rough-in to the wood framing or is it just something not worth worrying about ?

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    Secure it! Now, depending on the design, it may have some screw holes for that purpose, or you may need to use some clamps or strapping around the supply pipes close to the valve.
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    From your description, it sounds like it is too late, but a good plumber would stabilize and secure the valve "somehow". The somehow depends on how the valve sits in the wall. IF the trim stabilizes the valve, it is usually because it is stressing it.
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    Guess they were just lazy. Not too late hj, haven't installed the new stuff yet. Screwing the valve and shower drop ear to some blocking should do it.

    Thanks guys!
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    That is a start, but securing the valve itself so that when you tighten the screws on the trim plate you don't pull the valve forward would also be good idea.
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