Tub spout installation with a threaded drop ear elbow?

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KLRmoose

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Hey guys

I'm working on my bathroom remodel and decided to use a bathtub surround. I have a Delta shower valve and soldered on a 1/2" copper tub spout. I was going to install the surround but realized the surround peice that sits against the shower valve/tub spout wall has to be slid into place. That means the tub spout can't stick out past the face of the surround.

The directions call for a certain distance stick out from the surround to install the tub spout. Can I used a drop ear elbow to threaded pipe nipple? I would imagine I would want to use a brass nipple. I'm worried that with the small tolerance I won't be within the proper stick out from the surround that the tub spout calls for. I could probably buy a longer nipple thread it to the proper length.

Just not sure of the proper thing to do in my current situation.

Thanks for your time!
 

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Here are some pitchers showing what can be done with tub shower kits.

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Drop ear and brass nipple.

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Here with a Delta trim.

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C-3 shows the install with the brass nipple.
 

John Gayewski

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I like to use copper pipe and the delta tub spout adapter. It can be used with threaded pipe or copper.
 

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I use a threaded drop ear , with a threaded nipple capped off then on finish I either use a proper length nipple preferably brass, or I put a male adapter on a copper tube and screw that in
 
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