Re: Shower connections
Posted by Andy on April 11, 19101 at 00:47:58:
In response to Re: Shower connections
The PEX option is pretty intriguing... I live in western Washington (King County), I don't know if it is legal here.

Are PEX tubing and connectors available to do it yourselfers at a retail level? I looked at Home Depot but
didn't see anything actually called PEX.

Thanks a lot for the information.

Andy


: PEX would be a good solution if it's legal in your area.
: :
: : I'm going to be installing a new shower valve body (Price Pfister), and am wondering about the best way to re-connect it to the existing plumbing.

: : I have hot and cold galvanized steel stubs coming up from the crawl space through the floor. Due to extreme space limitations behind the shower enclosure,
: : I am wondering if it would be acceptable to use flexible pre-fabricated connector hoses between the new brass valve body and the steel stubs.
: : (The same kind of connector hoses used to hook up sink faucets and toilets). I would use the ones with the braided steel sleeves and all metal connections
: : at the ends, no plastic fittings.

: : It almost seems like too easy a way out. The other option is to use dielectric unions and make up rigid copper connections.
: : Would the good quality flexible connector hoses be okay?

: : Thanks in advance.

: : Andy




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