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    Default Tub Cut-off

    I am istalling a new bath tub and was going to install a cut-off on hot and cold sides of tub unit. Is it better to use a cut-off with a compression fitting on it or is it better to use one that is without. I have heard that if I had any movement of slab I could get a leak easier at the compression unit. I guess what I really need to know is it better not to use compression at this location.

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    DIY Senior Member Mike Swearingen's Avatar
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    You're not supposed to use compression fittings inside a wall, which is most likely where your tub faucet is located.
    Solder in male copper fittings for the shutoff valves, and make sure that you leave an access panel.
    Good luck!
    Mike

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